What are Adverbs of Frequency in English?

How to use and where to put Adverbs of Frequency in English grammar with examples and picture.

Adverbs of Frequency

Adverbs of frequency tell us how often something takes place or happens.
There are lots of them. Here are some examples:

  • Always: He always has sandwiches for his lunch.
  • Usually:  She usually sings in the shower.
  • Regularly:  Many people regularly give money to charity.
  • Normally:  I don’t normally drink at lunch.
  • Often:  If you wash your hair too often, it can get too dry.
  • Sometimes: Sometimes, I just need someone to talk to.
  • Occasionally:  We go for walks in the fields occasionally.
  • Rarely: Rarely have I seen such a scene.
  • Seldom: Opportunity seldom knocks twice.
  • Never: He never turned up.

Position of Adverbs of Frequency

– At the beginning of the sentence: occasionally, often, sometimes, usually, always

  • Always wash your hands before the meal!
  • Sometimes she goes fishing.

– At the end of the sentence: frequently, occasionally, sometimes

  • We go to school by bike sometimes.
  • We go for walks in the fields occasionally.

– Between the subject and the main verb: always, often, usually, seldom, rarely, never

  • They rarely watch music channels.
  • We usually go to restaurant on Sundays.

– Immediately after the verb “to be”: always, often, usually, seldom, rarely, never

  • You are seldom anxious about my health.
  • She is usually very happy.

Adverbs of Frequency | Picture

Adverbs of Frequency


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