Adverbs of Frequency for beginners

Adverbs of frequency show us how often an action takes place. We use them commonly in daily English so, it is essential to learn them. Read here.

"Adverbs of Frequency" in the English Grammar

What Are Adverbs of Frequency?

Adverbs of frequency are special adverbs that tell us how often something happens. They are as follows:

Always 100% all the time
Usually 90% most of the time
Often 70% many times
Sometimes 50% some of the time
Never 0% no time

Why Do We Use Adverbs of Frequency?

Adverbs of frequency are used to show how often we do something. They tell us about the routine or number of occurrences. Check out the examples:

You are always late.

I never talk to him again.

He is usually angry.

They often eat meat.

You can sometimes go and visit him.

They never use it.

How to Use Adverbs of Frequency

Adverbs of frequency are usually used before main verbs or between the auxiliary and the main verb. But they come after the verb to be.

They never get up late.

(before the main verb)

He is always talking about his problems.

(between the main verb and the auxiliary)

You are always sad.

(before the verb be)

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