Adverbs of frequency – word order
Adverbs of frequency:
always, never, usually, sometimes, rarely, seldom, often, occasionally, ever.
Here are the rules for the position of these adverbs in a sentence.
|Adverbs of frequency: word order, position|
|An adverb of frequency can go:
before the main verb
|He always goes to work by bus.
They never go on holiday in winter.
|after the verb be||John is often absent from lessons.
They were usually on time.
|after modal verbs should, can, could, etc.||You should always turn the electricity off.
My boss can never remember my name.
|Sometimes and occasionally can go in the front, middle or end position of a sentence.||Sometimes she is late.
She is sometimes late.
She is late sometimes.