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English Grammar and Exercises for ESL learners.


Frequency Adverbs

  • Adverbs such as always, already, ever, never, often, rarely, seldom, sometimes,
    usually, generally, regularly, are placed as follows in sentences :

    • after the verb BE:
      • Charlie is always late.
      • English grammar is sometimes difficult.
      • Children are usually noisy.

    • before other verbs :
      • Tom sometimes takes the bus.
      • Sophie usually has lunch with her colleagues.
      • Young people today often spend a lot of time on the phone.

    • between two verbs :
      or after the first verb if there are more than two :
      • Julie has never travelled on the Eurostar.
      • You can always change your password later.
      • I would never have thought that.

    • Except if the second verb is an infinitive :
      • Charlie often needs to ask for directions.
      • Alex rarely chooses to travel by train.
      • We generally try to eat healthy food.

Frequency Phrases
  • Frequency phrases such as 'every day', 'once in a while', etc. go at the beginning
    or at the end of sentences.

    • I wash my hair every day.
    • Once a month I go to the hairdresser's to have it cut.
    • Once in a while I am tempted to change the colour.

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