Adverbs of time
Adverbs of time tell us WHEN something happens. They are a reference to time. We usually put them at the end of a sentence, but they can also change position depending on whether the speaker wants to use emphasis. There are many, many adverbs of time, so to name a few such as, today, now, then, yesterday, tomorrow, tonight etc.
(1) Adverbs of time that detail WHEN something happened:
- Maria went to the supermarket yesterday.
- Are you going out tonight?
- Back then I was not very mature.
- Today, we’re going for a nice walk.
- What did they do yesterday?
- I don’t feel like studying right now.
(2) Adverbs of time that detail how long something lasted or lasts:
- How long have you been with the company? I’ve been here since 2007.
- I haven’t seen her in two days.
- They’ve been studying for three weeks,
- How long did it take you? It took me six days.