Adverbs of Frequency

Adverbs of Frequency

24. 6. 2020

Adverbs of Frequency?

Adverbs of Frequency helps a speaker let us know how often something happens. They can be divided into two groups. Indefinite and definite,

Indefinite adverbs of frequency are placed before the main verb of the sentence while definite  adverbs of frequency are placed at the end of the sentence.For example, I hardly ever drink alcohol. (indefinite) and We get paid hourly (definite)

Indefinite adverbs of frequency gives us an idea of how often something happens (not exactly how often something happen) - usually, often etc

Definite adverbs of frequency tells us exactly how often something happens - monthly, daily etc

We separate them into two groups because they normally go in different positions in the sentence.

List of common Adverbs of Frequency


Examples of Adverbs of Frequency

Examples of adverbs of frequency in sentences (indefinite)
I always read a book before bed.
Does he normally walk his dog at this time?
She usually shops at the Korean market in to
It’s always hot in this room.
I usually just have toast for breakfast.
I normally go for a run.
I often go out for dinner.
Sometimes it’s best to keep your shut.
I occasionally eat healthy food.
I seldom read magazines.
I hardly ever drink wine.

Adverbs of definite frequency will usually be placed at the end of the sentence.
We get paid hourly.
The situation seems to change monthly.
The newspaper is printed daily.