Adverbs of Frequency
With the present simple, we often use adverbs of frequency to say 'how often' we do something. Here's a list of common adverbs:
- hardly ever
We usually put these adverbs in the middle of the sentence, between the subject and the verb:
- I often go to the cinema.
- She sometimes visits me at home.
- We usually drink coffee.
- Often I go to the cinema.
- I go to the cinema often.
- But never:
I go often to the cinema.
- once in a while: I go to the cinema once in a while.
- every now and again: She drinks wine every now and again.
- from time to time: From time to time I visit my mother.
- I go to the cinema twice a week.
- She takes these tablets three times a day.
- I change the sheets once a fortnight (fortnight = two weeks).
- I meet him several times a year.
- I visit my parents once a month.
- every morning
- every day
- every Tuesday
- every week
- every month
- I take a dance class on Wednesdays.
- I relax on Saturdays.