Adverbs of Frequency 3

in Positive Sentences, I


Adverbs of frequency are words that say how often something is done. They commonly occur in present simple sentences since they express habits and routines.


Frequency Adverb
100% always
98% almost always
85% usually, normally, regularly
75% frequently, typically
66% often
25%-33% sometimes
10% occasionally
5% seldom, rarely
2% hardly ever, almost never
O% never

Present Simple Positive: I, We, You, They

(+) I/We/You/They
Jack and Jill/The seals + adv of freq + verb-1.
Your men/Her clients

Note: Usually, normally, sometimes, and occasionally can also come in the front or end of a sentence.
• I almost always take a bath after work.
• Their gadgets last ten years or more usually.
Sometimes the students ask the professor very tough questions.

Present Simple Positive with She, He, It

(+) She/He/It
Rosa/Our economy + adv of freq + (verb-1)-s/es/ies.
His rival/The author

• Daphne’s boyfriend lies occasionally.
• The chief scientist often strolls in the woods by himself.
Normally the consultant’s advice saves them money.




Respond to the Following Statements

Respond with that’s true, that’s false/not true, I agree, I disagree, yes, no, yes and no, maybe, sometimes, not always, in the middle, it depends, perhaps, in a way.

Make any necessary changes or “corrections”. Say why and give examples.


1. I always remember to bring everything I need to school or a trip.

2. My colleague, classmate or friend normally love evenings and weekends (Saturdays and Sundays).

3. People in my city typically buy their groceries from markets (bazaars). They seldom shop online.

4. In restaurants, waiters and waitresses occasionally give rude or poor service.

5. People (women) in my community frequently dye their hair.

6. Young people generally expect to earn more money and have a better life than their parents.





7. City people often build new houses in villages or the country.

8. Young people seldom watch TV nowadays. They regularly surf YouTube.

9. Cats and monkeys never fall off trees.

10. Money and fruits always fall from tables and roll under furniture.

11. My teachers rarely recommend jobs or careers to students. Teachers rarely suggest what jobs or occupations we should have.

12. These days, young people never do laboring jobs, like construction work, cleaning, farm work, washing dishes, domestic work.






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