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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #122971: Vocabulary: Time 2 (frequency)
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    Vocabulary: Time 2 (frequency)


    TIME: 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

     Always  often 

     More often than not

     As often as not

     once/ twice 
     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                                
     Already at last
     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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