Definite Frequency Adverbs

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This time expressions video will teach you how to express definite adverbs of frequency in English.
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[Part 1]

Hello, everyone.

Welcome to this ‘time expression’ video.

In this video we are going to learn how to use ‘definite adverbs of frequency’.

What does that mean?

Well, ‘definite’ means an exact time.

An exact amount.

And the ‘adverbs of frequency’…ok, those are words to describe how often we do something.

Alright, so let’s take a look.

This is the question we want to answer.

So someone askes, “How often do you…?, do something.

So, let’s do an example.

I will ask, “How often do you take a shower?”

“How often do you take a shower?”

Ok, so we have to answer.

Now, let’s start with ‘once’.

‘Once’ means ‘one time’.

But, we don’t say ‘one time’, we use the word ‘once’.

So, “How often do you take a shower?”

“Once…” and then I would choose one of these.

Ok…

“Once a minute.”

Ok, that’s a lot of showers.

“Once an hour.”

That’s still a lot of showers.

“Once a day.”

That sounds right.

“How often do you take a shower?”

“Once a day.”

Alright…

Now some of you, maybe you take a shower ‘two times’, but we don’t say ‘two times’, we say ‘twice’.

Ok, so we use ‘once’, ‘twice’.

“How often do you take a shower?”

“Twice a day.”

Ok…

And if you’re a very dirty person, maybe “twice a week”, “twice a month”, or “once a year”.

That’s a very dirty person.

Ok, so we have ‘once’, ‘twice’, uhhh…I’ll change the question.

“How often do you brush your teeth?”

“How often do you brush your teeth?”

Well, I brush my teeth…let’s see…

“Once…. a day?”

No. No.

“Twice…”

No, I’ll say, “Three times…”

Ok…

So we say, ‘once’, ‘twice’, ‘three times’.

“I brush my teeth three times a day.”

“Three times a day.”

Uhh…”How often do you eat food?”

Hmmm, “I eat food…three times…four times…many times.”

Ok, I eat a lot of food.

I eat breakfast, lunch, dinner and some snacks, so, “many times a day.”

Alright…

Ok, so that’s…we’re using ‘a day’ a lot.

Let’s use one of these.

“How often do you go to school?”

Ok, so if I ask the questions, “How often do you go to school?”, well…”three times…”, uhhh… if you go to school maybe ‘five times’ a week.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.

So, you would say, “Five times a week.”

Ok…

“How often do you take a trip?”

Ok…

“How often do you take a trip?”

Well, maybe you would say, “Once a year.”

“Once a year.”

Maybe, “Twice a year.”

Ok…

Ahh…maybe “never”.

Ok, don’t forget ‘never’ is also a choice.

Alright, so this is how we use the ‘definite adverbs of frequency’.

Let’s move on to some more.

3:39 [Part 2]

Ok, we’re going to look at the expression ‘every’.

‘Every’ is very common.

Very easy to use.

Cause you can say, “Every morning. Every afternoon. Every evening. Every minute. Every hour. Every day. Every week. Every month. Every year.”

So, let’s make a new question.

“How often do you exercise?”

“How often do you exercise?”

Well, some of you maybe “every morning” or “every evening’.

“Every day.”

Alright…

Ahhh, “How often do you check your phone for new messages?”

Ok, so, “How often do you check your phone for new messages?”

Some of you might say, “Every minute”.

“Every minute I check my phone.”

Or “every hour.”

“How often do you visit your grandparents?”

Ok…

Maybe your grandparents live very far, “How often do you visit your grandparents?”

Well, “every year”.

Ok…

So, that’s similar to “once a year”.

“Every year.”

Alright, so that’s ‘every’.

Very easy to use.

Very common.

So, let’s look at some more examples right now.

4:56 [Part 3 – Example Sentences]

The first example.

“I visit my parents once a month.”
“I visit my parents once a month.”

The next example.

“Five times a week, I go jogging.”
“Five times a week, I go jogging.”

The next example.

“Every minute, I check my mirror.”
“Every minute, I check my mirror.”

“Every evening, I watch TV.”
“Every evening, I watch TV.”

And the last example.

“I like to meet my friends, once a week.”
“I like to meet my friends, once a week.”

5:52 [Part 4)

Ok, we just saw some great examples of how to use ‘definite adverbs of frequency’.

They’re very good to know.

Especially when someone is asking you a “How often…” question.

Alright, you have to answer with an adverb of frequency.

So, you need to do a little more self-study.

I couldn’t talk about everything in this video, so please do a little more self-study and learn them very well.

I know you can master them.

That’s it for this video.

See you next time.

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