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Vocabulary: Time 2 (frequency)
In lesson test, we have studied the words and expressions which are mostly used to speak, about TIME (duration). Here, we'll continue this lesson focussing on what is about TIME, most particularly the frequency with which things happen or are done. This aspect is as easy as the preceding one! You'll simply have to take care not to mix everything up...
Seldom= rarely monthly= every month
|Frequent/ frequently/ frequency||irregular|
|Regular/ regularly/ regularity||intermittent|
|Rare/ rarely/ seldom/ rarity||periodical|
|A cycle/ cyclical||every 4 days|
Every second Sunday
Every other Sunday
every third day
every third month
|Daily= every day||weekly= every week|
|Monthly= every month||annual= every year|
|Biennial= every two years||at intervals of|
Already= previously, sooner As soon as possible= ASAP
In English, there are MANY link words expressing TIME and more particularly the "frequency" of actions. The only minor difficulty may be to know exactly where to put them: don't worry, you'll get used to them. Here is a link to help: //www.anglaisfacile.com/exercices/exercice-anglais-2/exercice-anglais-108766.php
More often than not
As often as not
|Once too often||sometimes|
|Several times||many times/ many a time|
|From time to time|
every now and again
once in a while
|Whenever||it's the first time + present perfect|
|To repeat/ repetitive||to recur=> recurrent|
|To save time||to play for time|
|To waste time|
to pass the time
to while away the time
|To make up for lost time||to spend one's time doing...|
|As time goes by||as time went by|
|To take a long time to do||just as|
|To have time to do something||to have plenty of time|
|As soon as/ the moment||at the same time|
Every now and then= every now and again early
|On time||in time(for)|
|Timely||punctual/ punctually/ punctuality|
|Early/ earlier (than)||late/ to arrive late for|
|To be early||to be late|
|Later on||later that|
|Sooner or later||for the time being|
|Instant||at once/ right away/ straight away|
|Still||yet/ not ... yet|
|Never*/ not ever||at no time *|
* negative statement at the beginning of a clause + subject-verb inversion... (Never had he spoken... At no time did he admit... )
EXPRESSIONS OF TIME:
- I haven't got time to do it...
- To spend one's time doing something...
- It takes a long time to do something/ it takes ages to do something...
- It's about time!
- It's high time he left!
- How time flies!
- There isn't much time left!
- Just a minute! / Just a second!
- I've already told you!
- Here you are at last!
- Is he still here ?
- Has he arrived yet?
- I haven't seen him yet.
- I have never seen her!
There you are! Many, many expressions, indeed! Don't worry, you don't have to remember them all... I give you THE FORCE for the test!
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