As usual, I'd like we to start the grammar lesson with the revising the table of verb tenses.
We have already learnt Present Simple tense here and here, but today I'd like to give you more information about the position of adverbs of frequency in the sentences.
So, let's learn the main rules:
- Adverbs of frequency ( always, usually, often, sometimes, seldom/rerely, never , etc) are should be put before the main verb ( play, go, copy,etc) but after the verb to be, auxillary verbs ( do, did, have) or modal verbs ( can, must,should)
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They can sometimes fly to London.
- Adverbs of frequency go before the auxillary verbs in short answers .
-Do you read love stories?
-Yes, I sometimes do.
- We should put expressions such as every day, twice a week, most monings, etc at the beginning or at the end of the sentence. Such words as usually,often, sometimes,normally,occasionally can be used at the beginning or at the end of the sentence for more emphasis.
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- The adverbs never, seldom, rerely have a negative meaning and are never used with the word not.
They never see horror films.
She rarely meets her school friends.