(EFL/ESL Grammar: Rules, use, and practice)
How to use adverbs of frequency in English
We use adverbs of frequency with the simple present to say “how often” we do something. Here is a list of the most common adverbs of frequency.
Adverbs of frequency
Notes: We put these adverbs between the subject and the verb.
- I always go to school.
- I often play football.
- She sometimes goes to the beach.
- He rarely visits her family.
- She never studies at home.
Other adverbs of frequency
|Once a day/a week/ a month/ a year|
Twice a day/a week/ a month/ a year
Three times a day/a week/ a month/ a year
Several times a day/a week/ a month/ a year
Notes: these adverbs can be at the beginning or the end of the sentence.
- I eat three times a day.
- She takes a shower twice a week.
- I brush my teeth twice a day.
- They practice sports regularly.
- Every morning, I wash my face.
- Every day, I see my friends.
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