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# How often do you … ? Adverbs of Frequency YoungSoon Moon

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How often do you … ? Adverbs of Frequency YoungSoon Moon
Computer Assisted Language Learning GSL 520 Saint Michael's College Summer 2011

How often do you…? Meaning I eat breakfast every day.
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat. v I always eat breakfast. Susan gets up early six times a week. Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat. v 　 v She usually gets up early.

How often do you…? Meaning (cont’d)
Kim goes to bed late five times a week. Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat. v 　 He often goes to bed late. Maria and Bill walk to school three times a week. Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat. v 　 They sometimes walk to school.

How often do you…? Meaning (cont’d)
Mike does his homework once a week. Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat. v 　 He rarely does his homework. Jenny doesn’t drink coffee. Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat. She never drinks coffee.

How often do you…? Meaning How different? 0% never 10% rarely 50%
sometimes 75% often 90% usually 100% always “Frequency Adverbs”

How often do you…? Correct?
Position: Where do these frequency words go? Correct? Can you guess? (X) 1. I watch often TV. often I _______ watch TV. 2. Mr. Lee plays sometimes tennis. (X) sometimes Mr. Lee ___________ plays tennis. 3. Alice reads rarely books. (X) rarely Alice ________ reads books.

Let’s look at the examples at the beginning again…
How often do you…? Position: Where do these frequency words go? Let’s look at the examples at the beginning again… l I always eat breakfast. l She usually gets up early. l He often goes to bed late. l They sometimes play tennis. l He rarely does his homework. l She never drinks coffee.

Yes, they usually come between the subject and the verb.
How often do you…? Position: Where do these frequency words go? Yes, they usually come between the subject and the verb. Here are the rules! Simple Present Verbs “Frequency Adverb” + + Subject (except “BE Verb”) * Note: Some frequency adverbs can also come at the beginning or at the end of a sentence (e.g. sometimes).

How often do you…? Usage Let’s practice… 1. I go shopping. sometimes
2. Sue rides a bike. often 3. Alex studies at the library. always

Then, let’s try to put the words in order to make sentences.
How often do you…? Usage Some more practice… Then, let’s try to put the words in order to make sentences. 1. Lisa buys new clothes rarely . 2. drives Peter usually to work . 3. skirts never wears Linda .

How often do you…? Usage Now, tell me about you!
Don’t forget to use “frequency adverb” when you answer. 1. always / usually / often / sometimes / rarely / never 2. 3.

For more frequency expressions & practice
How often do you…? For more frequency expressions & practice Frequency Expressions What do you usually do? Frequency Adverb Drill

How often do you…? Any Questions?

References Azar, Betty Schrampfer & Hagan, Stacy A. (2010). Basic English Grammar (4th ed). New York: Pearson Education. Azar, Betty Schrampfer & Hagan, Stacy A. (2007). Basic English Grammar Teacher Rescource Disc. New York: Pearson Education. Murphy, Raymund & Smalzer, William. (2002). Basic Grammar in Use (2nd ed). New York: Cambridge University Press. Murphy, Raymund & Smalzer, William. (2003). Basic Grammar in Use Workbook. New York: Cambridge University Press.

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