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GRAMMAR & STRUCTURE — Reference Lists
Common Adverbs of Time Frequency

 
 

Shown in order of most often to least often:

always

I always have lunch at 12 o'clock.

often

I see Jane often. She works in the same building as I do.

as often as (possible)

I go skiing as often as I can. This winter I have been able to go 5 times.

every

I have dinner at my grandmother's house every Thursday.

once a

I have dinner with my grandmother once a week.

regularly

I see my grandmother regularly.

usually

When I visit my grandmother, we usually watch TV after dinner.

sometimes

Sometimes, my grandmother and I play cards.

from time to time

I see Tom from time to time. I saw him a month ago.

seldom

I seldom see Mary. I can't remember the last time I saw her.

rarely

I rarely see Tom. He lives 50 kilometres from me and I haven't seen him in two years.

never

I will never go to that restaurant again. It was terrible!

 
 

 

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