Adverbs of frequency
1. What is an adverb of frequency?
Adverbs of frequency tell us how often something happens.
- I never work on Sundays.
- I often have a sandwich for lunch.
- I usually take the train to work.
Here are some examples of adverbs of frequency:
2. Where do adverbs of frequency go?
Different adverbs can go in different positions in a sentence. However, the following rules are correct for all adverbs of frequency.
Adverbs can go before the main verb.
or after a form of to be (am, are, is) – (was, were).
The adverbs normally, occasionally, often, sometimes and usually can go at the beginning of a sentence.
- Sometimes I want to change my job.
- Usually I get up early.
Sometimes these adverbs can go at the end of a sentence.
- We eat in restaurants occasionally.