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Unit 4.2

Adverbs of Time

Adverbs

Adverbs are nouns that function as modifiers of other elements of the clause. They can provide a wide range of information.

Adverbs of time are used to provide information about the time.

Adverbs are usually positioned after auxiliary verbs (to be/to have) or before other verbs.

We use adverbs of time to describe the time of an event or action.

The most commonly used are: now, yesterday, tonight, tomorrow, today, soon, already, later, all day, since

  • I am reading now.
  • A famous singer died yesterday.
  • Are you throwing a party tonight?
  • Anna is getting married tomorrow.
  • I should do it today.
  • See you soon!
  • We have already divorced.
  • I think she will give you her e-mail address later.
  • We were at my dad’s house all day.
  • We have lived together since 1999.

Adverbs of time are used to show when something happened or when someone did something. Some adverbs of time may show for how long and how often (frequency) the action took place.

Adverbs of time give information about the time when something happens.

The most commonly used are: now, yesterday, tonight, tomorrow, today, soon, already, later, all day, since

For example:
— “I’m studying now.” = We use now to underline the fact that the action is taking place at the moment of speaking.

Let’s revise this content within the {Form} section. Take a look at the {Example} section that shows its use within a context.

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