Adverbs of time in English
Adverbs of definite time
|points of time||today, tomorrow, yesterday|
|prepositional phrases functioning as adverbials of time||at Christmas, in June, on April 29th|
Adverbs of definite time are usually used at the very end of a sentence:
We arrived in London on Monday.
They can be also used at the beginning:
This morning I received an email from my boss
If there are more than one time reference, we arrange the adverbs starting from the particular to the general i.e. time + day + date + year.
My aunt was born at 12.25 on Saturday April 29th 1964.
Adverbs of indefinite time
The most common adverbs of indefinite time are: another day, another time, at last, at once, early, eventually, formerly, immediately, just, late, lately, now, nowadays, once, one day, presently, recently, some day, soon, still, suddenly, then, these days, yet
Adverbs of indefinite time are usually used at the end of a sentence, though they can be also used before the verb and ( to focus interest or for contrast ) at the beginning of a sentence.
I went to London recently.
I recently went to London.
Recently, I went to London. I was very interesting.
Adverbs are usually used after the verb be.
I was recently in London.
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