Adverbs of Time for beginners

'Adverbs of time' give you some information about the time something happened. Using them will help us add details about time to our sentences.

"Adverbs of Time" in the English Grammar

What Are Adverbs of Time?

Adverbs of time are a type of adverb that provide information about when an action or event takes place.

Adverbs of Time: Types

Take a look at the list below to learn some of the common adverbs of time and their meanings:

  • Tomorrow → refers to the next day.

I have ballet class tomorrow.

  • Now → refers the present moment.

Mom told me to call her now.

  • Tonight → refers to the night of the present day.

We will all watch a movie tonight.

  • Yesterday → refers to the previous day.

Stop thinking about yesterday.

Adverbs of Time: Placement

Adverbs mostly describe verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs. They mainly come after these words at the end of the sentences. Look:

I will talk to dad tomorrow.

They were at the park yesterday.

Remember that we can also place adverbs of time at the beginning of the sentence, but in this position, they need a comma after them. Look:

Tonight, I will leave this place.

Yesterday, we saw them in the rain.


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