What are “Time Adverbs” Grammar Review!
What do adverbs do? They modify sentences, verbs, adjectives and adverbs. Time adverbs help more clearly explain a point in time. This could be the past, present or future. Time adverbs are extremely important to clearly communicate your thoughts and intentions. There are “Single definite time adverbs” like “Now, then, tomorrow, yesterday and tonight”. Then there are “Frequency definite time adverbs” like “Annually, daily, hourly, monthly”. Add to those, the “Frequency indefinite time adverbs” like “Always, constantly, normally, occasionally. Lastly, Relationships in time adverbs” like “Already, finally, before, lately. These examples are just the tip of the iceberg. There are also “Time adverb phrases” like “In the morning, in the afternoon, in the evening”. Time adverbs can be used with most tenses. This is a brief explanation of time adverbs. Below are a few examples to study. Ask your teacher for a further explanation to help you better understand time adverbs.
“Single Definite Time Adverb” Examples
Q: What are you doing right now? A: I am studying English now!
Q: Will you meet me at home then? A: Yes, I will be home then!
Q: Are you going to work tomorrow? A: Yes, I work tomorrow!
Q: Were you at the park yesterday? A: No, I was at work yesterday!
“Frequency Definite Time Adverb” Examples
Q: Do you travel to work daily? A: No, I sometimes work at home!
Q: What is your hourly pay? A: I get paid five dollars hourly!
Q: What is your monthly salary? A: I get paid five hundred dollars monthly!
Q: How much do you make annually? A: I get paid a good salary annually!
“Frequency Indefinite Time Adverb” Examples
Q: Do you always go to the beach in the summer? A: Yes, we always do!
Q: Why are you constantly sleeping late? A: I don’t normally work so late!
Q: Do you occasionally relax on weekends? A: I always relax weekends!
Q: Do you visit your family occasionally? A: Yes, I do regularly!
“Relationships in Time Adverb” Examples
Q: Have you already finished dinner? A: Yes, I have just finished eating!
Q: Has she finally returned home? A: No, she hasn’t arrived yet!
Q: Have they been there before? A: Yes, they have gone there previously!
Q: Has he recently been to the doctor? A: No, but he is going next Tuesday!
This grammar review is a brief explanation. Work with your teacher and study adverbs!