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ADVERBS OF FREQUENCY GRAMMAR

ADVERBS OF FREQUENCY GRAMMAR

Adverbs of frequency are used to talk about the frequency with which we do certain actions. They are essential for talking about daily routines and the present day. For extra practice with activities in PDF, click HERE

There are two types of adverbs, ones that describe definite frequency, such as: daily, nightly, weekly, monthly, yearly/annyally, yesterday, today, tonight, tomorrow. And then there are indefinite adverbs, these are a little bit more ambiguous, but still essential in grammar use.

Here is a list of adverbs that describe indefinite frequency:

Adverbs Percent % Example Sentences
Always 100% I always get on well with my workmates
Normally

Usually

Frequently

 

80%

I normally arrive at work on time

I usually have breakfast at 7 o´clock

I frequently make mistakes in class

Often 70% I often hang out with friends on weekends
Sometimes 50% I sometimes miss class when I am sick
Not often 30% I don´t often call my mum to speak about my exams
Almost never

Rarely

Hardly ever

Seldom

 

20%

I almost never make it to my German class

I rarely meet new people

I hardly ever practice my French

I seldom take time off work

Never 0% I never tell off my children for speaking loudly

 

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