Adverbs of time in English

Adverbs of time in EnglishAdverbs of time in English. Adverbs of time tell us when something happens. Here are some examples:

  • today
  • tomorrow
  • daily
  • monthly

Adverbs of time can be divided into different groups:

Points of time:

  • now
  • then
  • today
  • tomorrow
  • tonight
  • yesterday

Frequency (with a definite time – we looked at adverbs of frequency fo an indefinite time in this lesson):

  • hourly
  • daily
  • nightly
  • weekly
  • fortnightly
  • monthly
  • quarterly (every 3 months)
  • yearly / annually

Relationships between times

  • already
  • earlier
  • later
  • next
  • soon
  • yet

Length of time

  • All day
  • For days
  • Since last month

Here are some examples of sentences using adverbs of time.

  • He drove to London yesterday.
  • Now he is in London.
  • He calls home nightly when he’s away.
  • He hasn’t come back yet.
  • He has been working all day.
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