What Are Adverbs of Frequency?
Adverbs of frequency are special adverbs that tell us how often something happens.
Common adverbs of frequency are as follows:
|Always||100%||all the time|
|Usually||90%||most of the time|
|Sometimes||50%||some of the time|
Adverbs of Frequency: Uses
Adverbs of frequency are used to show how often something happens. They tell us about the number of times an action takes place. Check out the examples:
Adverbs of Frequency: Placement
Adverbs of frequency are typically used before the main verb in a sentence, or between the auxiliary verb and the main verb if there is one. However, when the verb 'to be' is used, the adverb of frequency usually comes after it. Pay attention to the examples:
(before the main verb)
(between the main verb and the auxiliary)
(after the verb 'to be')
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Adverbs of Manner
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