English Grammar : Adverbs of Time

Uses of Adverbs of Time in English Grammar

What is Adverbs of Time?

"The word which expresses time and tell us when something happens is called 'adverb of time'. "

Adverbs of time' tell us when an action happened. (The test question is when?).

» The test question 'When?' : We must go now.

'Adverbs of time' are usually placed at the end of a sentence. You can place it at the start of the sentence to put a different emphasis on the time.

» Adverbs of time : placed at the end of a sentence.

  • • I have to go now.
  • • I will see you soon.
  • • We first met Julie last year.
  • • I never get up early at the weekends.
  • • Pooja forgot her lunch yesterday and again today.

» Adverbs of time : placed at the start of a sentence.

  • Tomorrow our fortune will be sealed.
  • Last year was the finest year of my life.
  • Yesterday my problems seemed so far away.
Adverbs of Time are:
early, late, since, ago, formerly, before, after, now, soon, immediately, later, afterwards, yet, first, last, lately, still, just, daily, today, tomorrow, yesterday, in the morning / evening / night etc.
Uses of Adverb of time (Examples):
  • • We must go now.
  • • I will call you later.
  • • Is she still sleeping?
  • • It is a holiday today.
  • • George has just come.
  • • They will be here soon.
  • • I put my shoes on last.
  • • The fight is not over yet.
  • • The train is coming late.
  • • It is quite cold at night.
  • • He reads for an hour daily.
  • • It happened a long time ago.
  • • School children get up early.
  • • I have read this book before.
  • • She hasn't been too well lately.
  • • You must reach there by tomorrow.
  • • Rohan decided to leave immediately.
  • • I have told you everything yesterday.
  • • You can see the doctor in the morning.
  • • We are giving him a dinner this evening.
  • • He had his dinner first. Then he talked to me.
  • • We got here at ten and the others arrived soon after.
  • • His heart stopped beating and he died soon afterwards.
  • • He left the town last year. We have not seen him since.
  • • Sweets are now processed with less sugar than formerly.
Related Topics :
Types of Noun in English Language
Types of Pronoun in English Language
Types of Verb in English Language
Types of Adverb in English Language
Types of Adjective in English Language
Kinds of Preposition in English Language
Types of Conjunction in English Language
Uses of Interjection words in English Language


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