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Read about adverbs of frequency. Listen to the examples.
The Present Simple and Adverbs of Frequency
What's an adverb? An adverb changes the sense of a verb, another adverb, or an adjective. It modifies a verb, another adverb, or an adjective.
What's an adverb of frequency? It answers the question "How often do you do something?"
Always, rarely, sometimes, often, never, usually, sometimes, frequently, and occasionally, are usually placed BEFORE the verb (this sentence is an example!). This is a bit complicated because there are exceptions to the rule.
First, a few examples of the general rule:
1 - Betty Jean rarely juggles on Grafton Street.
but Betty Jean says "very rarely". She uses two adverbs.
2 - I always make exercises in the morning.
3 - They sometimes play football in the evening.
4 - He often uses Facebook, but he never uses Twitter.
5 - We frequently go to bars and we occasionally drink wine.
These adverbs of frequency canalsobe placedAFTER the verb, or at the end of the sentence or clause: usually, often, frequently, sometimes and occasionally:
1 - We go to bars frequently and drink wine occasionally.
2 - Yes, she gets headaches, usually in the afternoon.
3 - They go there often and have fun sometimes.
But rarely, always, seldom and nevermust NOT be placed after the verb:
Examples: 1 - Betty Jean rarely juggles on Grafton Street. :-) It is NOT possible to say "Betty Jean juggles on Grafton Street rarely. :-( 2 - I always make exercises in the morning. :-) It is NOT possible to say "I make exercises in the morning always. :-( 3 - I love fish but I seldom eat it. :-)
It is NOT possible to say "I love fish but I eat it seldom . :-( 4 - He never uses Twitter . :-) It is NOT possible to say "He uses Twitter never. :-(
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