Adverbs of Time
understanding adverbs of time
Adverbs of Time tell us when an action happened. They answer the question When or how often did the action occur?
- 1) Chang lives in Peiping now.
- 2) She will visit tomorrow.
- 3) They responded immediately.
- 4) It is my lifestyle. I do this daily.
Some adverbs commonly used to express time are shown below.
|Common Adverbs of Time|
The use of these adverbs might affect the verb tenses in a particular clause. Therefore, be careful with the verb tenses whenever you are using adverbs of time.
Based on the tense they express, Adverbs of Time are classed into three categories:
|Category||Adverbs of Time|
|Present||present, currently, nowadays, now|
|Past||yesterday, recently, ago, last year|
|Future||tomorrow, next month|
Adverbs of Time can be placed at the initial, middle or final position (before the main verb, after the auxiliary verb, between an auxiliary verb and a main verb, or at the end of a clause.)