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Kamis, 18 Desember 2008

Adverbs of frequency

Adverbs of frequency answer the question How often?

For example:

Often the wind blows less strongly at night.

In this example, the adverb of frequency often is located at the beginning of the clause.Most adverbs can occupy the beginning position in a clause. The use of this position tends to emphasize the adverb.

An adverb in the end position occurs after an intransitive verb, or after the direct object of a transitive verb.
For example:
He speaks seldom.
I visit her frequently.

In the first example, seldom follows the intransitive verb speaks.
In the second example, frequently follows the direct object her of the transitive verb visit.

Adverbs of frequency :
always : selalu
ever : pernah
frequently : sering
generally : biasanya
never : tidak pernah
often : sering kali
rarely : jarang
seldom : jarang
sometimes : kadang kadang
usually : biasanya
barely : hampir tidak
hardly : hampir tidak ada

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