In all cases, an Adverb describes a Verb, Adjective, or another Adverb. For example, “quickly” is an Adverb that may be used to describe the speed of action. It is often used in sentences like, “He quickly runs”. But today, we are discussing Adverbs of Frequency. Adverbs of Frequency describe how often an event occurs.
There are two types of Adverbs of Frequency, definite and indefinite. Definite Adverbs of Frequency give the exact time of an event, such as hourly. For example, you may hear a native English speaker say, “The train arrives, hourly”. But, Indefinite Adverbs of Frequency are abstract. “Always” is an Indefinite Adverb of Frequency, a few things always happen.
Let’s look at a formula for making simple sentences that use the Adverb “always:” Pronoun, being Verb, the Indefinite Adverb “always” and a Noun.
Here are a few examples that use the above sentence structure:
He is always late.
They are always happy.
We are always quick.
Additionally, “always” is usually used as an argumentative statement. It expresses the merits of a position. A native speaker may say, “The sun always shines in California”. Of course, it also rains in California!
Examples of the Adverb of Frequency “always”
Jose is always late for work.
Always turn off the light when you leave the room.
Q1: Try and make your own sentence.
Q2: Is there someone you can always depend on?
Q3: Are you always punctual when meeting friends. Why or why not?
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