Introduction to Tenses: Frequency of actions

Frequency of actions is expressed by frequency adverbs and adverbial phrases.

Words describing frequency of actions (frequency adverbs)

always, constantly, frequently, usually, often, sometimes, rarely, never

Phrases describing frequency of actions (adverbial frequency phrases)

from time to time, every second, every minute, every day etc

Words describing marginal frequencies of actions

Marginal frequencies of actions: at maximum or minimum

always, never, constantly, at all times, all the time

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Visual table of frequencies

Position of such words in the sentence


Never / ever usage

Double negative

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