What is an adverb of frequency?

An adverb of frequency tells us how often an action is performed/happens. Adverbs of frequency are often used to talk about routines or activities you do a lot (or not very often).

For example: I always brush my teeth in the morning.

‘Always’ describes how often I brush my teeth. In this instance, it means every morning, without fail. The adverb of frequency is placed before the main verb in a sentence.

Here is a table of the most common adverbs of frequency and an indication of how frequent they are.

table of adverbs of frequency

Adverbs of frequency examples

Let’s see some examples in use, see if you can make up some of your own.

examples of adverbs of frequency
examples of adverbs of frequency