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1. An adverb of frequency is exactly what it sounds like – an adverb of time. 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.

2. Grammar An adverb of frequency goes before a main verb (except with To Be). Subject + adverb + main verb I always remember to do my homework. He normally gets good marks in exams.

3. 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.

4. When we use an auxiliary verb (have, will, must, might, could, would, can, etc.), the adverb is placed between the auxiliary and the main verb. This is also true for to be. Subject + auxiliary + adverb + main verb She can sometimes beat me in a race. I would hardly ever be unkind to someone. They might never see each other again. They could occasionally be heard laughing.

5. Frequency and Adverb of Frequency

6. 100% always 90% usually 80% normally / generally 70% often* / frequently 50% sometimes 30% occasionally 10% seldom 5% hardly ever / rarely 0% never

7. Examples: I always have corn flakes for breakfast. They usually spend the summer in the mountains. We frequently water our garden when it's hot. You often dine at Peter's, don't you? Ben sometimes goes to the theater. Janet occasionally visits her parents. Mrs. Hills rarely leaves home after 10:00 p.m. Mr. Robins seldom drives at night. Oliver hardly ever buys new clothes. They never go hiking.

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