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Adverbs of frequency can be divided into two groups: Adverbs of definite frequency, such as every day, annually, twice a week, etc., and Adverbs of indefinite frequency, such as always, rarely, never, etc.
STRATEGIES FOR ADVERB OF
ASK YOURSELF THESE QUESTIONS:
Are you sure of the position of the
adverb? Is there a definite frequency
adverb? If so, remember that they usually
go at the beginning or the end of the
INCORRECT [Mr. Escobar walks every
day to work.]
CORRECT Mr. Escobar walks to work
1. Mr. Tien teaches
listening skill twice a
2. Everyday I walk to
Are you sure of the position of the adverb?
Is there an indefinite frequency adverb? If so,
there are three possibilities to remember: the
adverb goes after be (He is always busy.); the
adverb goes before all other simple verbs (lie
always eats lunch.); the adverb goes between
the first auxiliary and the main verb in a
complex verb form (He has always liked
INCORRECT [He always is working late.]
CORRECT He is always working late.
1. Mr. Tien is sometimes
late for class
2. Mr. Tien often speaks in
3. (He has always liked
Do you understand the finer meanings
of the adverbs? Is the sentence logical?
INCORRECT There is yet time before
the seminar begins.]
CORRECT There is still time before the
1. Mr. Lee is never sick and
comes in on time ...... .
(D) every day