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 words that show us time. In this lesson, we are going to learn about them.

Types of Adverbs of Time

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

  • Tomorrow
  • Now
  • Tonight
  • Yesterday

Now, let us see what each one means and how to use them:

  • Tomorrow:

I have ballet class tomorrow. → It means the next day.

  • Now:

Mom told me to call her now. → It means the present moment.

  • Tonight:

We will all watch a movie tonight. → It means the night of the present day.

  • Yesterday:

Stop thinking about yesterday. → It means the previous day.

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 put adverbs of time at the beginning of the sentence. It is important to put a comma after it. Look:

Tonight, I will leave this place.

Yesterday, we saw them in the rain.


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