Oliver and Alfie are at home when Daisy and Amy arrive. Sophie is in Hammerfest in northern Norway.

We use adverbs of frequency – like sometimes or usually – to say how often we do things, or how often things happen.

I never have any problems with adverbs of frequency.

OK, let's see what you know. We use adverbs of frequency in this order, according to their meaning.

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always usually/normally often sometimes occasionally hardly ever never

Are there any missing?

I think that’s most of them. You could include frequently, with usually. We use not very often too.

Very good, you’re right. These are the most common adverbs, although there are more.

They always hang out together.
The Northern Lights are usually green.
You normally see them best in September or March.
It’s often cloudy.

What do you notice about the position of the adverbs?

They are usually before the main verb, or between the auxiliary and the main verb. But they come after the verb to be.

Excellent! Can they also be at the beginning or the end of the sentence?

Yes, I think so. 'Sometimes I'm alone.' That sounds OK.

Yes, we can use some adverbs of frequency at the beginning or end of a sentence for emphasis.

Occasionally I meet her for a coffee.

We can use usually, often, sometimes and occasionally at the beginning of a sentence, and sometimes and often at the end. We use adverb expressions like a lot or not + (very) much after the main verb too.

She travels a lot.
He doesn’t study very much.

Be careful with never. It is already negative, so we can’t use it with not.

I never go to the supermarket with my mother.

I’ve just remembered some more expressions! What about once a week, twice a year, etc.?

Oh yes, I’d forgotten about those.

Take the medicine three times a day.
We usually go swimming twice a month.
You see them once in a lifetime, if you travel.

You see, I’m not always annoying.

OK, sorry. I’m not always right either. Usually, but not always!

 

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Discussion

What are your hobbies? How often do you do them?

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beasam0109 26 March, 2020 - 13:59

Hello I'm betarice, I don't have hobbies but in my free time I love listening to music and sometimes reading some books.
Reading makes me feel good and alienates me from the outside world

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delucovich 25 March, 2020 - 18:09

i am argentinian , iam 15 i love Lewis Capaldi songs. i listen him every mornings. i train triathlon six times a week and i also like Reading books .

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marchese 23 March, 2020 - 08:30

Hi, I'm Alexandra, I'm 14 and I have some hobbies. I like to draw, I usually do it when I'm alone and sometimes at night. I also like listening to music and now, that we can't leave the house, I spend most of the day with headphones in my ears. I also like play volleyball, and I did it three times a week, but now I have stopped.

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FedericoB8 22 March, 2020 - 11:31

Hi,
I am Federico, I have many hobbies, I like play football, for this reason I play in a football team in Turin, every week we have two training sessions and one match on Saturday or on Sunday.
Another hobby is playing with playStation, every day, if possible, I play for one hour.

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Micheleanto 20 March, 2020 - 17:20

Hi
I’m Michele, i’m 14 and my hobbies are football, videogame and meet with friends.
I have football training 2 times a week, on Tuesday from 7.30pm to 9pm and on Friday from 7pm to 8.30pm.
Usually in the weekend i have the match in the afteroon.
I meet with friends 3 times a week, usually on Friday, on Saturday and on Sunday.
Sometimes i play videogames usually when it rains, or when i can’t meet with friends.

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asiasantin 20 March, 2020 - 15:06

Hi, my name is Asia, I am 16 years old and live in Italy. I have many hobbits but the one I'm most passionate about and definitely practicing box. I practice it six days a week for an hour. IT'S MY PASSION

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ballerinichiara 20 March, 2020 - 14:20

Hi! My name is Chiara and I leave in the north-west of Italy. I have got a lot of hobbies and I can't say which one is my favorite!
I often play the piano in the afternoon, in my free time I usually draw, read a book or cook with my cousin. In the weekend I sometimes make escursions in mountain all season with my family and friends!
I often do sports because I enjoy it!

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BttChiara 20 March, 2020 - 14:11

My hobbies are: writing, reading and acting. I love writing because I can tell something of myself to other people. I also love reading because it relax me after bad days. Finally I love acting because I meet my group of friends on Tuesday, that is a really bored day for me. I also like acting because it can help show people. I read a book twice a week and I often write a comment about it, too. I write on my free-time and I act at my theater club once a week ( on Tuesday, after school).

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gattifederica 20 March, 2020 - 12:51

Hi. I’m Federica, I’m 15, I live in Turin. My hobbies are listening to music, watching TV series , playing volleyball and cooking. I listen to music every day and I especially like trap, rap, reggaeton and pop music. I watching TV series every evening. I play volleyball three times a week and I, with my team, usually play matches at the weekend. I always cook cakes for my family at the weekend.

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rrfalletto 20 March, 2020 - 12:44

Hi name is Rebecca and i'm 15, i'm from Italy. I lot of hobbies. One of this is cooking. I love making cake. Another hobbies is reading books. I love romantics books.
I like listening to music, my favourite kind is rap. One a week i go to the pool

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Carolina000 20 March, 2020 - 12:07

Hi, my name is Carolina during my free time I like to do rhythmic gymnastics, that’s what I like to do more. When I don’t exercise I always listen to music or watch tv series.

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JasmineD03 20 March, 2020 - 10:09

Hi, I'm Jasmine and I'm 15 years old. I'm from Italy. I have many hobbies but my favorite is horse riding. My bf invites me to her riding school and we spend the afternoons with the horses. I can go there as many times as I want and I have a lot of fun. Another hobby of mine is photography. When I go to visit new places I photograph anything because I don't want to forget anything about that place. I love music very much, I don't criticize any genre but the ones I like most are indie and rap.

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Desy 19 March, 2020 - 15:52

Hi I'm Desirée, I have many hobbies like reading, traveling, going to the mountains, dancing and singing. I go to the mountains about once a month and read every evening, finally I do other hobbies in my free time.

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manlol 5 March, 2020 - 17:47

Hi! We are twins and we are from Spain. I'm Olivia. I play the clarinet in a music school. I go to theatre classes with my sister. I like rabbits but I don't like cocodriles. I love listen to music.
Hi my name is Ariadna.I don't like the music as my sister,but I love drawing and painting.I love cats,but we haven't got pets. I go to my painting classes on Fridays at half past four.

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giorgiamarchetti 18 March, 2020 - 22:27

Hi my names is Giorgia and i’m 14 years old.I’m from Italy. I have many hobbies but my favourite is dancing.I go to my dance gym four times a week.
Another hobbies that i like is listening to music,my favourite singer are Lewis Capaldi and Lil Uzi Vert; I listen the music every morning and every afternoon.I sometimes read books,my favourite type are yellow book. I always chat whit my friends .

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_auro_ 20 March, 2020 - 13:38

Hi everybody, my name is Aurora and i'm 15yo.I'm from Italy.
I have many hobbies but my favorite is definitely playing volleyball.I go to training three times a week and the weekend usually, I have games.
Another of my hobbies that i like is listening to music, my favourite singer are Travis Scott and Justin Bieber. I listen the music almost always. I sometimes read horror books,this is my favourite kind. In the weekend I go out with my friends, but rarely.

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editor_rachael 6 March, 2020 - 12:31

Hi Olivia and Ariadna,

 

Welcome to LearnEnglish Teens! Please can you create separate accounts for each of you? In our House Rules we ask you not to share your account with other people. Thanks a lot and I hope you both enjoy the site! :-)

 

Rachael
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languagelearner 5 March, 2020 - 01:32

about my hobby...
i used to go to a rock climbing practice everyday,
but now i do it only once a week.

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Hatake03 19 November, 2019 - 04:58

About my hobbies...

Firstly, I like playing videogames. I play them very often. Besides that, I find them very useful to learn this language, you can learn new vocabulary. Secondly, I love reading books. I read new books very often especially if they are in English. I am reading "The Higgs Boson". It is very interesting. Finally, I enjoy writing. I am currently writing a book about fantasy. I work on it on Fridays because It's the only day I am not too busy.

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CristianN98 6 October, 2019 - 22:31

My hobbies are:
Videogames, learning, chatting.

I play video games every day
I always do my english classes
I always chat to my friends
I usually learn french
I ocassionally watch tv
I rarely play chess

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Ale77Can 10 July, 2019 - 22:42

My hobbies are:
I always use my social networks.
I hardly ever go to the cinema
Sometimes, i watch Netflix
I usually do exercise
I often learn English by myself

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Eroyanium 10 July, 2019 - 08:45

I live in Indonesia, wake up every morning at 4:30 am o'clock, and go to school at 6:00 am, here, I studied for 11 hours, so I returned home at 5:00 pm, how about you?

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kilroy 25 June, 2019 - 09:01

Hi! I'm Kelvin. I live in Manila, Philippines. I always do reading English British grammar skills. I quite often reading novels and books. I love urban farming, I check my garden almost everyday. I am writing my blog post twice a week and usually write about gardening.

Could you correct my statements? Please give me a feedback. I'd appreciate.

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JoModerator 27 June, 2019 - 10:30

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JesucristodeNazare 25 February, 2019 - 16:45

I live in Mexico City, I usually go to shool is 7:00 am o clock and this causes me to wake up at 5:00, at shooli do not usually have a fixed breakfast hour, i have to have breakfast when i have time.

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