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.
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.
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.
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!
"...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