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adverbs of frequency

It is done 100% of the time 100% Always

80% usually

60% often

50% sometimes

30% occasionally

10% seldom

It is done 0% of the time 0% never


adverbs of frequency
Describe how frequently we do an activity.

Position of the adverbs of frequency in a sentence.

SUBJECT + ADVERB + MAIN VERB

“I always remember to study at home.”


“He usually walks to school.”

The adverb of frequency goes before a main verb.

SUBJECT + VERB “TO BE” + ADVERB

“They are never happy at home.”


“She isn’t usually outgoing.”

The adverb of frequency goes after the verb “to be”.


adverbs of frequency
Describe how frequently we do an activity.

SUBJECT + AUX. VERB + ADVERB + MAIN VERB

“The dog could ocassionally stand and bark.”


“They might never see each other again.”

The adverb of frequency is placed between the auxiliary verb and the main verb”.

SPECIAL CASES

We can use the following adverbs of We cannot use the following adverbs of
frequency at the beginning of sentence: frequency at the beginning of sentence:

Usually / Normally / Often / Frequently Always / Seldom / Rarely / Never


/ Sometimes / Occasionally