How oftendoes Nathalie take care of her little brother?
She always takes care of her little brother.
How oftendo Mark and Tom practise sports?
They practise sports three times a week.
How oftendoes Peter play computer games?
He often plays computer games.
How often do they visit their grandparents?
They visit their grandparents weekly.
1- With a definite date
Regular passenger trains depart hourly.
The New York Times newspaper is published daily.
She visits her relatives weekly.
In Algeria, most of employees receive their wages monthly.
Roland Garros tennis tournament is held yearly.
once, twice, three times a day
|week |month | year| etc.
I meet my colleagues for lunch twice a week. You should brush your teeth at least three times a day. My uncle Charles visits Washington, D.C once a year.
Every hour, | day | week | month | year |etc.
I check my mailbox for new messages every hour. I go fishing with my friends every two weeks. They celebrate Christmas every year.
Where are adverbs of frequency located?
A-At the end of the sentence:
Sally goes to the cinema once a week.
The school bell rings every hour.
B- At the beginning of the sentence:
Every day, thousands of people die from cancer.
Every year, the number of political refugees increases.
2- Indefinite date
Jenifer always goes to school on foot.
He is an excellent pupil, he usually gets good marks in exams.
generally | normally
Ann and Patrick generally study English grammar together.
frequently | often
My neighbour often goes to the beach.
Peter sometimes drinks coffee in the morning.
They occasionally travel to Paris.
We seldom see James playing computer games.
hardly ever | rarely
I'm not vegetarian but, I rarely eat lamb meat.
I really respect my parents, I never disobey them.
Where are they put?
1-Between the subject and the verb
football with friends.
war movies on TV.
2-Just after BE:
3- Between the auxiliary and the verb:
4 -At the beginning of the sentence to put the emphasis on the adverb:
in the amphitheatre.
5-A few adverbs can be put at the end of the sentence:
Alfred travels to Paris regularly.
We play computer games occasionally.
1-If the auxiliary is in the negative form, the adverb can be put before or after the auxiliary:
Linda doesn'toften sleep late. | Linda oftendoesn't sleep late.
I don'tgenerally disagree with him. | I generallydon't disagree with him.
2-" sometimes" can be put at the beginning / in the middle / at the end of the sentence:
Sometimes, I go to school by bicycle. | I sometimes go to school by bicycle. | I go to school by bicycle sometimes.
3-"always" is always :) in the middle of the sentence.
She always drives her car carefully. Correct |Always she drives her car carefully. Wrong| She drives her car carefully always. Wrong
A few idioms
Charity never made poor, stealing never made rich, and wealth never made wise. English Proverb | A learned man always has wealth in himself -Latin proverb
He that is afraid of bad luck will never know good -Russian proverb|Those who get lost on the way to school will never find their way through life -German proverb.
You've got to take the good with the bad, smile with the sad, love what you've got, and remember what you had. Always forgive, but never forget. Learn from mistakes, but never regret -Unknown |Sometimes, simply by sitting, the soul collects wisdom .Zen proverb
Every day may not be good, but there's something good in every day. - Unknown |You can't always get what you want.-Unknown
Exercise : Michael is an American student. This text is about his daily routine. Choose the correct adverbs.