|The most common frequency adverbs in English are:|
100% of the time|
about 90% of the time
about 80% of the time
about 70% of the time
about 50% of the time
about 40% of the time
about 20% of the time
about 10% of the time
about 00% of the time
Frequency adverbs can be placed at various points in the sentence, but are most commonly used before the main verbs and after verb"be" .|
I always go hunting in the desert.|
He is seldom on time.
Heís usually sleeping at this hour.
They've never been to Riyadh.
A: Do you work often?
B: Yes. I do occasionally.
A: What do you usually do here?
B: Sometimes I just sit and watch TV.
|The adverbs seldom, rarely, never and hardly ever are considered negative.|
A: Do they always come late?|
B: (Yes,) they usually do.
No, I usually donít.
No, I rarely do.
No, I hardly ever do.
|Other frequency adverbs and expressions are as follows:|
|Every other day/week|
|Once a week/month/year|
|Twice a year/day, etc.|
|(Every) once in a while|
|Every so often|
|These expressions are used at the beginning and end of sentences, not before main verbs.|
|Every once in a while I visit Medina.|
|I visit Medina every once in a while.|
|The position of these adverbs is:||before the full verb|
|I||always||eat breakfast||at 6.45.|
|after am, are, is, was, were (to be)|
|The adverbs often, usually, sometimes and occasionally can go at the beginning of a sentence.|
|Sometimes I watch a movie.|
|Occasionally we watch two movies back to back.|
|We do our homework usually.|
|The adverbs rarely and seldom can go at the end of the sentence.|
|He fails very seldom.|