What is an adverb of time?

An adverb of time is a word that describes when, for how long or how often a certain action happened. 



 

Adverbs that tell us when

Adverbs that tell us when are usually placed at the end of a sentence. 

Take a look at the example below:

Tom and Mary met yesterday.

Here, the adverb ‘yesterday’ describes when Tom and Mary met. 

 

Adverbs that tell us how often

Adverbs that tell us how often express the frequency of an action.

Take a look at some examples below:

Sally often eats vegetarian food. The adverb here is often. 

I go to the cinema occasionally. The adverb here is occasionally. 

 

Adverbs that tell us for how long 

Adverbs that tell us for how long are also usually placed at the end of the sentence.

Take a look at some examples below:

Tom lived in France for a year

Mary has been going to school since 1996.

 

Now that we have looked at some examples, it’s time to start the activities!