Adverbs of Time
1. What are Adverbs of Time?
Adverbs of time modify the meaning of a sentence by telling us when, for how long, an action happens. Many adverbs of time are the same as adverbs of frequency. There is quite a bit of overlap between these two types of adverbs.
Here are some examples of adverbs of time:
- last year
- since 1999/Monday/3 o’clock etc.,
- all day/month/week etc.,
- for a week/a year/a 100 years etc.,
2. Where do Adverbs of Time go?
Adverbs of time are most often placed at the end of a sentence. For example:
- I’m going on holiday tomorrow.
- She left yesterday.
- We are watching TV now.
All adverbs that tell us when can be also be placed at the beginning of the sentence if we want to to emphasize the time.
- Next year, I’m going to university.
- Now, I have to clean my room.
- For 10 years we’ve been friends, and not once have we argued.
If you need to use more than one adverb of time in a sentence, use them in this order:
1: how long 2: how often 3: when
- She worked at the hospital (1) for four days (2) every week (3) last year.