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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 or not 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. 

 

 

 

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