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FREQUENCY ADVERBS

MOST COMMON FREQUENCY ADVERBS


always
usually
often
frequently
sometimes
seldom
never

FUNCTION
Frequency adverbs are used to express how often somebody
does something. They answer the question “How Often?”

PLACING FREQUENCY ADVERBS IN SENTENCES


 Write the frequency adverb before the main verb (if the main verb
is not the verb "to be)
 Write the frequency adverb after the main verb if the main verb is
the verb "to be"

MORE ABOUT FREQUENCY ADVERBS…


 The adverbs seldom and never are considered
negative.
 Sometimes, often, frequently and usually can
also go at the beginning or end of a sentence
 It is possible to use frequency adverbs when
referring to the past, present or future
PRACTICE
Task 1

Write true sentences about yourself. Use one of the following frequency
adverbs.

Always
Usually
Frequently
Often
Sometimes
Seldom
Never
Task 2
Answer the following questions about yourself. Write true and complete
answers on the lines.
1. How often do you surf in internet?
2. How often do you use your cell phone to take a picture?
3. How often do you send an email to a friend?
4. How often do you text a friend?
5. How often do you play games on computer?
6. How often do you read at news online?
7. How often do you use internet to chat?
8. How often do you go to an internet cafe?
Task 3
Write a list of things you always do and you would like to stop doing and
another list of things you never do and you would like to start doing.