Adverbs of Frequency

An adverb of frequency tells us how often something takes place. We often place adverbs of frequency in these positions.

PositionsExamples
At the beginning of the sentenceOccasionally, often, sometimes, usually, always, …
Always wash your hands before the meal!
Often he walked.
Sometimes I go skating.
At the end of the sentenceFrequently, occasionally, sometimes, often, …
We read books occasionally.
They like to watch TV often.
We go to school by bike sometimes.
Between the subject and the main verbAlways, often, usually, seldom, rarely, never, …
Do you often go to the cinema?
I sometimes watch Chinese films.
She never eats vegetables.
I always read comic books.
They rarely watch music channels.
Immediately after the verb “to beAlways, often, usually, seldom, rarely, never, …
I am always worried about my study result.
She is usually very happy.
I have never done anything bad.
She is always cooking spaghetti.
You are seldom anxious about my health.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Adverbs of frequencyExample
100%AlwaysI always wake up at 7 o’clock.
90%UsuallyI usually come home after school.
80%Normally/ GenerallyI normally swim after work.
70%Often/ FrequentlyI often spend Christmas with friends
50%SometimesI sometimes play tennis on the weekend.
30%OccasionallyI occasionally eat Vietnamese food
10%SeldomI seldom go to the library.
5%Rarely / Hardly everI rarely listen to the radio.
0%NeverI never listen to rock music.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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