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Adverbs of frequency exercises

Adverbs of frequency exercises

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Adverbs of frequency exercises1. John often walks to work. He only drives if it’s really bad weather.

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This is correct

 

2. They rarely cook at home – they both love spending time in the kitchen.

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This is not correct – the adverb should show that they cook a lot – often, always, generally.

 

3. The post office always is busy at lunchtime.

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This is not correct¬† – the adverb should be after the ‘to be’ verb.

 

4. I am never late for work – I’m a perfect employee!

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This is correct

 

5. Occasionally she takes her work home with her.

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This is correct

 

6. Very rarely he pays for dinner when we go out together – he’s very mean!

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This is not correct. Certain adverbs shouldn’t be used to start a sentence.

 

7. He could usually make new friends very quickly.

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This is correct

 

8. He never can come back here – he’s been permanently banned!

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This is not correct. The adverb of frequency needs to be between the auxiliary verb ‘can’ and the main verb ‘come’ – He can never come back…

 

9. I seldom don’t go out late on a weeknight.

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This is not correct. Seldom cannot be used in a negative sentence.

 

10. I study once a day English lessons online.

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This is not correct. Definite adverbs of frequency are not used in the middle of a sentence, only at the beginning or end – I study English lessons online once a day. / Once a day, I study English lessons online.
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