Adverbs ‘Ever and Never’ American English
Adverbs ‘Just and Yet’ American English
Adverbs ‘Slowly and Carefully’ American English
Adverbs ‘Quickly and Fast’ American English
Adverbs ‘Since and For’ American English
Adverbs ‘Recently and Already’ American English
Adverbs ‘Rarely and Seldom’ American English
Adverbs ‘Usually and Hardly Ever’ American English
Adverbs ‘Always and Never’ American English
Adverbs ‘Still and Lately’ American English
The adverbs “Ever and Never” are just two of the many adverbs used in the English language. The most common tenses these adverbs are used in, are the “Perfect Tenses”. It is quite common for these two adverbs to be used in combination. “Ever” is often used to form questions and negatives about the past. “Never” is used for negative responses. When used in “Perfect Tenses”, we never refer to exact time. These adverbs can also be used in simple tenses as well. Below are a few examples to study.
Present perfect tense:
Q: Have you ever been to Mexico? A: No, I haven’t or Yes, I have.
Q: Have you ever eaten sushi? A: Yes, I have or No I haven’t.
Q: Have you ever ridden a motorcycle? A: No, I haven’t or Yes, I have.
Present simple tense:
Q: Do you ever read? No, I never read or Yes, I do.
Q: Do you ever dream of the past? No, I never do or Yes, I do.
Q: Do you ever eat pizza on Fridays? Yes, I do or No, I don’t.
Combination: Two or more put together.
Mexico: A country south of The USA.
Sushi: A Japanese food.
Motorcycle: A motorized form of transportation.
Read: To study a written article.
Dream: To have experiences while we sleep.
Pizza: Food prepared with dough and toppings.
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.