We use these adverbs to
show "how frequently" or "how often" we do an
always tells lies
almost always drink milk in the morning.
usually have cheese for breakfast.
generally go to the gym.
often play games.
frequently get up at 7.
sometimes watch TV.
occasionally eat fast food.
rarely calls me.
parents seldom read the newspaper.
hardly ever eats breakfast.
scarcely ever listens to music.
brother never smokes.
of the frequency adverbs
We usually put these frequency adverbs in the middle of the sentence, between the subject and
go to the park.
sometimes calls me at home.
drink tea during the break.
except the verb "to be".
We use these adverbs
after "am, is, are"
I am often
Modals and Auxiliary verb (have,
has, had, can, may, could, must, should, could,
will, would, ...)
When there is a modal verb or auxilary verb and a main verb, the adverb goes between
We can usually go for a
The kid often cries.
gone out for a lunch.
I had never seen him such
You must always tell the
but with the modals "have to / has to",
the adverb goes before the modal:
I usually have to stay
Dad always has to drive
us to the school.
Sometimes, for strong
can put the some adverbs at the beginning of the sentence.
get up at 6:00
she goes to the library.
at the end:
to the gym, sometimes.
We can put
the beginning, middle, or end:
Sometimes she calls me.
She sometimes calls me.
She calls me sometimes.
"Always" can NOT go at
the beginning or the end of the sentence, only in the middle:
They always play video games at home.
Always they play
video games at home.
They play video games at home always.
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