Time Adverb
 
 
 
 
Time Adverb

In this lesson you will learn the definition of a time adverb and study examples of time adverbs.
Time Adverb Definition
  • A time adverb:
  • answers the questions,  When? or How long? or How often?
  • shows when an action of a verb is done - When?
  • He completed it yesterday.
  • The concert tomorrow.
  • She is scheduled to arrive today.
  • shows the duration of an action of a verb - How long?
  • They are permanently busy.
  • shows the frequency of an action of a verb - How often?
  • She never does it.
  • Learn the adverb spelling rules
Time Adverb Examples
  • He completed it yesterday.
  • The concert tomorrow.
  • She is scheduled to arrive today.
  • They are permanently busy.
  • She never does it.
  • He has not played baseball recently.
  • They arrive late for most appointments.
  • Lately, she has had many sleepless nights.
  • They rarely eat together.
  • She constantly talks in class.
  • They rarely eat fish.
  • They often go to the cinema.
  • I saw her last Sunday.
  • They met us here yesterday.
  • The following words are time adverbs
  • always, constantly, early, frequently, late, lately, never, now, occasionally, often, permanently, rarely, sometimes, soon, then, today, tomorrow, usually, yesterday
  • Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
 
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