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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..


  • 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.


  • 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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