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Adverbs “Always and Never” Grammar Review
The adverb “Always” is often used with the present simple tense. It is normally placed before the main verb. When it is used with the verb “To be”, “Always” goes after.
The same is true with “Never”. “Always” is used to refer to daily events. “Action and Stative verbs” are used. Compare “Always and Never” as complete opposites. These adverbs are also commonly used with the “Perfect Tenses”.
Q: Is she always at home? A: Yes, she is or No, she is never there.
Q: Do they always swim on Saturdays? A: Yes, they do or No, they don’t.
Q: Does he always walk to work? A: No, never! or Yes, he does.
Other uses with “Always and Never”:
Q: Have you always gone to the park on Saturday? A: Yes, I have!
Q: Are you always happy when you wake up? A: No, never!
Q: Do you always sing in the shower? Yes, I always do that!
Adverb: Words that modify or describe “verbs, adjectives and adverbs”.
Daily events: Things we do every day.
Action verb: Describes an activity we can watch as it happens.
Stative verb: Describes a static or unchanging event.
Shower: An event that should take place daily.