Adverbs of Time

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1. Definition

1.1. Adverb

1.1.1. An adverb is a word or an expression that modifies a verb, adjective, another adverb, determiner, clause, preposition, or sentence. Adverbs typically express manner, place, time, frequency, degree, level of certainty, etc., answering questions such as how?, in what way?, when?, where?, and to what extent?. This is called the adverbial function, and may be performed by single words (adverbs) or by multi-word adverbial phrases and adverbial clauses.

1.2. Adverbs of Time

1.2.1. Adverbs of time tell us when an action happened, but also for how long, and how often. Adverbs of time are invariable. They are extremely common in English. Adverbs of time have standard positions in a sentence depending on what the adverb of time is telling us.

2. To make questions about " When ... ? "

2.1. When does the next bus arrive?

2.2. When does the show start?

2.3. When does the store open?

2.4. When should I go to the gate?

2.5. When will you be here?

2.6. When should we meet?

2.7. When is breakfast?

2.8. When is checkout time?

2.9. When do you get up everyday?

2.10. When do you get up everyday?

2.11. When did you buy this car?

2.12. When does the bus leave?

3. For example

3.1. I have to leave right now

3.2. I will wait for you until tomorrow

3.3. I has been lived here since 2003

3.4. Later she ate some dishes at this restaurant

3.5. My brother hasn't finished his homework yet

3.6. I still have to finish my project what keeps me very busy

3.7. I met him this morning

3.8. I will talk to you later

3.9. I watched movie with my friends yesterday

3.10. Some common adverbs of time

3.10.1. Late

3.10.2. Eventually

3.10.3. Lately

3.10.4. Now

3.10.5. Then

3.10.6. Soon

3.10.7. Tomorrow

3.10.8. Today

3.10.9. Still

3.10.10. Early

3.10.11. Before

3.10.12. Immmediately

3.10.13. Recently

4. Position

4.1. Adverbs that tell us when

4.1.1. Adverbs that tell us when are usually placed at the end of the sentence

4.1.1.1. Goldilocks went to the Bears' house yesterday

4.1.1.2. I'm going to tidy my room tomorrow

4.1.1.3. I saw Sally today

4.1.1.4. I will call you later

4.1.1.5. I have to leave now

4.1.1.6. I saw that movie last year

4.2. Adverbs that tell us for how long

4.2.1. Adverbs that tell us for how long are also usually placed at the end of the sentence

4.2.1.1. She stayed in the Bears' house all day

4.2.1.2. My mother lived in France for a year

4.2.1.3. I have been going to this school since 1996

4.2.1.4. I am going on vacation for a week

4.2.1.5. I stayed in Switzerland for three days

4.3. Adverbs that tell us how often

4.3.1. Adverbs that tell us how often express the frequency of an action. They are usually placed before the main verb but after auxiliary verbs (such as be, have, may, & must). The only exception is when the main verb is "to be", in which case the adverb goes after the main verb.

4.3.1.1. I often eat vegetarian food

4.3.1.2. He never drinks milk

4.3.1.3. You must always fasten your seat belt

4.3.1.4. I am seldom late

4.3.1.5. He rarely lies