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  1. Adverbs of Frequency CEP 811 Jinny Kim Han Let’s begin!

  2. almost never Choose one! verbs adverbs adjectives What are these? never sometimes regularly rarely frequently infrequently often almost always seldom occasionally

  3. Try again! • Sorry, those are not verbs. A verb is a word such as run, feel, or swim that is used with a subject to say what someone or something does or what happens to them, or to give information about them Back to Test

  4. You’re right! Those are the adverbs of frequency. Adverbs are words that modify: • a verb (She drove fast.- How did she drive?) • an adjective (She drove a very fast car. — How fast was her car?) • another adverb (She drove quite slowly. — How slowly did she drive?) Next Slide

  5. I am sorry! • An adjective is a word such as small, beautiful, or heavy that describes a person or thing, or gives extra information about them. • Adjectives usually come before nouns or after link verbs. Back to Test

  6. What are frequency adverbs? Frequency adverbs are adverbs that state how often something happens or someone does something. For example, Eric often rides a bicycle. Andy goes to school by himselfeveryday. Next Slide

  7. Do you have any idea how often? Next slide is a chart of frequency adverbs, the numbers after the adverbs will give you an idea of the how often an event would take place. Next Slide

  8. Table of Frequency Adverbs Next Slide

  9. Examples of Frequency Adverbs • I alwaysbrush my teeth in the morning. (100%) • Sheusually arrives to work on time. (90-99%) • I visit my grandparentsfrequently. (75-90%) • My dogoften sleeps on my bed with me. (75-90%) • Sometimeshe eats eggs for breakfast. (25-50%) • I go for a walk in the park occasionally. (25-50%) • We seldomeat out. (10-25%) • My family rarely goes on vacation. (1-10%) • He never helps me clean the house. (0%) Next Slide

  10. Test your knowledge on frequency adverbs. • Andy is an excellent student. He _____ goes to class. • always • usually • sometimes • seldom

  11. Good job! • Common adverbs of frequency are never, almost never, hardly ever, rarely, seldom, sometimes, often, usually, almost always, and always. As you remember correctly, these adverbs are ordered from 0% occurrence to 100% occurrence. Next Slide

  12. Sorry! • There is a better answer. • If you want to look at the table of frequency adverbs again, click the help button Back to test

  13. Table of Frequency Adverbs Go back to test

  14. Try this! • Eric goes to the gym only two or three times a year. He ____ goes to the gym. • always • never • usually • seldom

  15. Good Job! • You are right! As you understand well, we use frequency adverbs to describe how often we do something. We usually place the frequency adverb between the subject and the simple present verb in the sentence. Sometimes they are placed at the beginning or end of a sentence. Frequency adverbs come after the verb "be". Next Slide

  16. Adverbs of Frequency answer Thequestion "How often?" or "How frequently?" They tell us how often somebody does something. Look at the graph on the right: Can you get it now? Go back to the test. 100%always usually frequently often 50% sometimes occasionally rarely seldom hardly ever 0%never Oops, try again! Back to test

  17. Test your knowledge again. • Mike goes to the beach wheneverhe can. He _____ misses a chance to go to the ocean. • never • always • usually

  18. Think again! Read below sentences to understand how each frequency adverb is used in a sentence: • I always brush my teeth in the morning.(100%) • People usually smile when they are happy .(90-99%) • We often visit our friends’ home. (75-90%) • Sometimes Andy makes coffee for his mother.(25-75%) • They seldom go to the theater.(10-25%) • Eric rarely drinks tea.(1-10%) • Brian never runs.(0%) Back to Test

  19. You’ve got it! • Want more challenges? If you do, you will get extra credit to complete the quiz below: • http://www.englishclub.com/grammar/adverbs-frequency_quiz.htm If a printer is ready, print out the question sheet with your answers. However, if there is no printer, write down the questions and answers on paper and submit it and get extra credit. Go for it! Next Slide

  20. Positions of frequency adverbs • Frequency adverbs are placed before the main verb except if the main verb is the verb "to be" the adverbs comes after the adverb. Next Slide

  21. Positions of Frequency Adverbs 1 If the sentence has only one verb in it, we usually put the adverb inthe middle of the sentence, i.e. after thesubject and before the verb: Next Slide

  22. Positions of Frequency Adverbs 2 • The adverb usually comes after the verb "be": Next Slide

  23. Positions of Frequency Adverbs 3 • If a sentence has more than one verb in it, the adverb is usually placed after the first part of the verb: Next Slide

  24. Remember! • With haveand used to, the frequency adverb is usually placed in front. For example, We always used to look forward to eating at the restaurant. Inever has any trouble with my old computer. Next Slide

  25. Positions of Frequency Adverbs 4 • Frequency adverbs can be placed either at the beginning or end of the sentence. Next Slide

  26. Exceptions: • Always cannot be placed at the beginning or end of the sentence. • Never, rarely, and seldomcannot go at the end of a sentence. They only can be put at the beginning of a sentence and have to be followed by the special word order.For example, Rarely had the orchestra given a worse performance. Seldom has there been a better time to discuss our differences. Next Slide

  27. Positions of Frequency Adverbs 6 • When using adverbs of frequency in the negative form, put the adverb before the main verb. (cf. Never, rarely, seldom and other negative sense of frequency verbs are not used in the negative form.) Next Slide

  28. Review your knowledge. Visit the below link to check your understanding about the position of frequency adverbs: An interactive quiz on the position of frequency adverb (10 questions) http://www.miguelmllop.com/practice/beginners/grammar/frequencyadverbs1.htm Grammar exercise on the position of frequency adverbs (10 questions) http://www.1-language.com/englishcourse/unit23_grammar_exs.htm If a printer is ready, print out the question sheet with your answers. However, if there is no printer, write down the questions and answers on paper and submit it and get extra credit. Next Slide

  29. Let’s take a quick quiz. Read each sentence below, then decide if the [Frequency Adverb] goes “before” or “after” the verb. • never BEFORE AFTER I eat green onions. • always BEFORE AFTER Eric is happy when he plays with his best friend.

  30. Oops! • Try to remember: Frequency adverbs come before other verbs (play, sing, learn, work, etc.) I alwayshelp my brother. Jakeusuallycomes early to school. Andy and Ericoftenswim together. Back to Test

  31. Try once more! • Remember this: Frequency adverbs come after a BE verb (am, is, are, was, were, etc.). Andy isalways a good student. Ericis usually happy when he plays with his friends.Brian and Eric are often in the library after class. Back to Test

  32. Right on target! You demonstrated your knowledge on the positions of adverbs of frequency and seem to correctly understand the rule below: “Adverbs of frequency can occupy different positions in the sentence. With most verbs, the normal position is between the subject and the verb. With the verb ,to be, the adverb normally comes after the verb.” Go back to the second question, then. Back to Test

  33. Great Job! Try some more~. Click the link below to take a quiz: • A test with 10 questions http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises/adverbs_of_frequency.htm • A quiz with 5 questions http://www.miguelmllop.com/practice/beginners/grammar/frequencyadverbs2.htm If a printer is ready, print out the question sheet with your answers. However, if there is no printer, write down the questions and answers on paper and submit it and get extra credit. Next Slide

  34. Congratulations! Now you’ve become the EXPERT on Frequency Adverbs! So far, you have learned: • What the adverbs of frequency are • What frequency adverbs do • Where each of frequency adverb is placed in a sentence Don’t forget to keep practicing what you’ve learned today! Next Slide

  35. Let’s Celebrate! Want some rewards? Click the lion below: End