Frequency adverbs

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Frequency adverbs by Mind Map: Frequency adverbs

1. Frequency 100% : always

2. Example: I always go to bed before 11pm.

3. Frequency 90%: usually

4. Example: I usually have cereal for breakfast.

5. Adverbs of frequency always describe how often something occurs, either in definite or indefinite terms. An adverb that describes definite frequency is one such as weekly, daily, or yearly. An adverb describing indefinite frequency doesn’t specify an exact time frame; examples are sometimes, often, and rarely.

6. Frequency 80% :normally / generally

7. Example: I normally go to the gym

8. Fequency 70%: often* / frequently

9. Example: I often surf the internet

10. Frequency 50%: sometimes

11. Example: I sometimes forget my wife's birthday

12. Frequency 30% :occasionally

13. Example: I occasionally eat junk food

14. Frequency 10%: seldom

15. Example: I seldom read the newspaper.

16. Frequency 5%: hardly ever / rarely

17. Example: I hardly ever drink alcohol.

18. Frequency 0%: never

19. I never swim in the sea

20. An adverb of frequency goes before a main verb (except with To Be).

21. Subject + adverb + main verb *I always remember to do my homework. *He normally gets good marks in exams.

22. An adverb of frequency goes after the verb To Be. Subject + to be + adverb *They are never pleased to see me. *She isn't usually bad tempered.

23. Created by:Cristian Osvaldo Montero Martínez.

24. references:http://www.grammar.cl/Basic/Adverbs_Frequency.htm