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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #4567: The adverb in the right place
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    The adverb in the right place


    • Word Order in English Sentences

    • Adverbs of frequency are put directly before the main verb. If 'be' is the main verb and there is no auxiliary verb, adverbs of frequency are put behind 'be'.


      The following list shows the most common adverbs of frequency, with the one that refers to things that happen most often at the top, and least often at the bottom:

      • Always
      • Usually
      • Frequently
      • Often
      • Sometimes
      • Occasionally
      • Rarely
      • Seldom
      • Hardly ever
      • Never

    I  often go skiing in February. 
    He doesn't always win. 
    We  are rarely at home at the weekend. 
    We have never done such a thing. 

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    1. You are ready to help when I need you. (usually) .

    2. Her sister practises her piano in the morning. (always)

    3. My parents book their holiday in January. (usually) .

    4. He thinks that we have got enough time. (probably) .

    5. They are going to study biology. (probably) .

    6. You should think twice when you give advice. (always)

    7. I will be able to see you after school. (probably) .

    8. Does he read a magazine each week ? (usually) ?

    9. She has cooked a meal for twenty people. (never) .

    10. Your friend will be angry. (certainly) .

    11. Something must be done. (definitely) .

    12. My father is bad-tempered. (occasionally) .

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