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Adverbs of Frequency
(What's In My Drink?) 


When adverbs describe how often things happen, put them before the verb.


  • I always dress up for Halloween.

  • You always laugh at that joke.

  • He always does his homework. 

  • We always eat late on Mondays.

Ehhh...I know! The same as last year.

What will we dress up as this year?

Mac and Rory always dress up for Halloween.

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Here, the adverb of frequency is usually and the verb is to go.

I think this costume is getting too small for me.

Yes, I noticed.

They usually go as Fantastic Boy and Amazing Dog.

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Hi guys! Not Fantastic Boy and Amazing Dog again!

Hi Mr. Byrne. Trick or treat?

They often go "trick or treat"-ing if it's not raining.

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No, it’s a lychee with a raisin.

But there is an exception. When you use the verb to be, put the adverb after the verb.

  • I'm often hungry when I get home.

  • She's always singing that song.

  • We're never there in the summer.

  • They're sometimes late on Mondays.


There’s usually a party in the neighbours’ house.

Is that an eye-ball in my drink?


Let’s watch this one! It’s brilliant!

They always watch a scary movie when they get home.

No, not this one! It freaks me out!

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"...and then she heard a scream." ...I can’t read anymore!

If they’re not too tired, Rory sometimes reads scary ghost stories to Mac.

Ah don't stop now! Keep going! What happens next?

  • Halloween – a celebration on the 31st of October

  • to dress up – wear special or unusual clothes

  • costume – clothes that make you look like someone else

  • trick or treat – what you say when you collect treats from your neighbours at Halloween

  • neighbour (UK English): neighbor (US English) 

  • lychee – a delicious fruit from China

  • raisin – a dried grape

  • scary – frightening



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