Adverbs of Time
What are adverbs of time?
How to use adverbs of time?
Adverbs of Time
1) An adverb is a word or set of words that modifies verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs. Usually adverbs modify verbs, telling us how, how often, when, or where something was done.
We walked really slowly.
2) There are many kinds of adverbs. Among them there are adverbs of time. These adverbs tell us when an action happened, for how long, or how often. Adverbs of time are invariable.
Sorry, I’ll call you in a minute.
Adverbs of time are usually placed at the end of the sentence.
I’ll do it tomorrow.
Sometimes these adverbs can be put at the beginning of the sentence to give a different emphasis.
Later they noticed his absence.
In the adverbial phrases that tell us for how long something has been happening, for is always followed by an expression of duration, while since is always followed by an expression of a point in time.
They’ll be away for twenty days.
I haven’t seen you since June!
Adverbs that tell us how often something happens express the frequency of an action. They are usually placed before the main verb but after auxiliary verbs (such as to have, may, must).
Sarah usually wakes up at 7 a.m.
You must always be kind to others.
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