AEE 513: Every Once in a While You Should Try One of These New Adverbs of Frequency

adverbs of frequency EnglishToday we go out of the box when it comes to adverbs of frequency and we show you a few new ones that you haven’t heard before.

“Hi Lindsay and Michelle I found AEE Podcast just a few weeks ago and I’m already a huge fan. My favorite episodes are ones on nuances and expressions. I have been living in Canada for one year. I have an idea for an episode. I’d be glad if you guys had an episode on adverbs which indicate frequency such as “often,”  “sometimes,” “once in a while” and “from time to time.” I’d like to know how common and how casual or formal they are. Thanks!

-Natsuki, AEE Listener

 

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Adverbs of Frequency:

  • Always- a less common one is “all of the time”
  • Usually- you could also say “typically”
  • Occasionally- you could say “every once in a while”
  • Seldom- this sounds old fashioned and formal. Instead of this one you could say “hardly ever” or “practically never”

 

Listen to the episode to hear how we use these adverbs in some real, fun conversations between Lindsay and Michelle.

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