Adverbs of Frequency
Adverbs of frequency
show how often something happens. For example:
"I always brush my teeth" means
I brush my teeth every day.
Here are some common
adverbs of frequency.
- He always eats breakfast.
Usually - He usually eats breakfast.
Often - He often eats breakfast.
Sometimes - He sometimes eats breakfast.
Never - He never eats breakfast.
events we can use:
- He doesn't usually eat breakfast.
adverbs can be made negative, for example:
- I don't always eat rice for breakfast.
- He doesn't usually come home late.
adverbs can't be made negative: for example:
- I don't
never eat rice for breakfast
- This is incorrect
Adverb position varies
greatly in English. However as a general rule,
adverbs of frequency come before the main verb.
These are correct:
"sometimes" comes before the main
- We sometimes play sports.
- We don't often play sports.
These are incorrect:
- We play sometimes sports.
- We don't play often sports.
Other positions are
also possible, for example:
- We play sports sometimes.
Here the adverb is in the end position.
- Sometimes we come home late.
The beginning positon is possible, especially
when adding emphasis.