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Adverbs “Rarely and Seldom” Grammar Review

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Adverbs “Rarely and Seldom.”

The adverbs “Rarely and Seldom” are used with the present simple tense.

They are not normally used in question form.

When it is used with the verb “To be”, “Rarely” goes before the main verb.

The same is true with “Seldom”. “Rarely and Seldom” are used to refer to almost never or 20 percent of the time.

Other adverbs are used to form questions. “Rarely and Seldom” have the same meaning.

Here are Examples with Present simple:

Is she often at work?

No, she is seldom at work!

Do they always work on Sundays?

No, they rarely work on Sundays.

Does he always drink coffee in the afternoon?

No, it’s seldom.

Other uses with Rarely and Seldom:

Do you usually have lunch at 3?

No, I rarely eat at that time!

Are you usually sad?

No, it’s seldom!

Do you usually sing in the shower?

Rarely or almost never!

Here are the vocabulary bank definitions:

Adverb: Words that modify or describe “verbs, adjectives, and adverbs.”

Almost never: Not often or 20 percent of the time.

Sad: The opposite of happy and an adjective that describes feelings.

Lunch: American English meal at 12:00.

Shower: Daily routine before going to work.

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Rarely and Seldom Everyday Dialog.

The adverbs rarely and seldom
are used with the
present simple tense.
We might use those
with continuous
tenses as well.
They are not normally
used in question form,
When it is used with
the verb To Be
rarely goes before
the main verb. So.
In this context,
I rarely see.
I rarely go.
I rarely eat.
I rarely travel.
I rarely do.
Something like that.
The same is true
with Seldom.
Rarely and Seldom
are used
to refer to almost
never or 20% of the time.
Other adverbs are
used to form questions.
Rarely and seldom
have pretty much
the same meaning
in the English language.
I rarely see that.
I seldom see that.
They mean the same thing
in the English language.
Here are a few
examples to study.
Examples with present simple.
“Is she often at work.”
Well. No, she is
seldom at work.”
You see.
I could put rarely also.
“She is rarely at work.”
Rarely and Seldom mean
the same thing.
“Do they always work
on Sundays?”
“No, they rarely
work on Sundays.”
Again. Rarely and Seldom
are interchangeable.
“They seldom work
on Sundays.”
“Does she always
drink coffee in
the afternoon?”
“No, it’s seldom”
or “it’s rare” or
“She rarely does that.”
“She rarely drinks
coffee in the afternoons.”
Other uses with
rarely and seldom.
“Do you usually
have lunch at 3:00?”
“No, I rarely eat
at that time.”
“I seldom eat
at that time.”
You see. They’re
interchangeable.