ADVERBS OF FREQUENCY

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ADVERBS OF FREQUENCY

Tell us how often something occurs/takes place

Adverb of Definite Frequency

Describe the exact frequency of something happening or an action taking place

Examples :

I visit the supermarket twice a week
I go to work three time a week
Fatimah visits her friend every Friday
every morning I brush my teeth

Adverb of Indefinite Frequency

Don’t describe the exact frequency of something happening or an action taking place

Examples :

I frequently visit the supermarket
I go to work often
Sometimes I play football afterschool

Rules for position of indefinite frequency adverb

  1. Adverb is placed before the main verb
    (subject + adverb + main verb)
    Example : I always visit my friend
  2. Adverb is placed after the verb to be
    (subject + to be + adverb)
    Example : I am never late for school
  3. Adverb is placed between the auxiliary verb and the main verb
    (subject + auxiliary + adverb + main verb)
    examples : I have sometimes though of becoming a lawyer
  4. Adverb is placed before used to ang have to
    Example : I never used to be able to swim

Table of Adverb of Indefinite Frequency

 

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