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Adverbs of time and definite frequency

Adverbs of time and definite frequency tell us when something happens.

Examples are: today, yesterday, later, now, all day, not long, for a while, since, last year, sometimes, frequently, never, often, yearly etc.

  • I shall go there tomorrow.
  • You must get up early.
  • I have seen him before.
  • Let us start now.
Position

Most of them go in end position.

  • I met him yesterday.
  • He died last year.
  • They are leaving for England tomorrow.
  • He visits us daily.
  • I haven't seen him lately.

Initial position is also common.

  • Yesterday I met him.
  • Tomorrow I am leaving for the US.
Exceptions

Finally, already, soon, and last can also go in mid position.

  • She has finally got a job.
  • They soon realized their mistake.

Still and just can only go in mid position.

  • I just asked.
  • He is still working for the same firm.

Note that a mid position adverb is placed after the auxiliary verbs and before other verbs. When there are two auxiliary verbs, the adverb normally comes after the first.

Category: Adjectives, Adverbs, Articles, Nouns, Contable & Uncountable, Determiners | Added by: Teacher_Koce (2014-03-03)
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