In addition to frequent adverbs, we often use adverbs of time such as every day, every month, every year, every summer.
– I go to the cinema every weekend / once a week / twice a month / three times a year etc.
rarely seldom (rare, rare, rare) hardly ever almost never (almost never)
In positive sentences without auxiliary verbs, these adverbs are placed before the main verb, that is, between the subject and the verb.
I don’t always get up early. / She doesn’t always study very hard. They aren’t always late for class.
NOTE: This rule does not apply in the first person singular. Adverb, between the auxiliary verb ‘am’ and ‘not’
They usually don’t go out in the evenings. / They don’t usually go out in the evenings. We often don’t turn on the television. / We don’t often turn on the television. They generally aren’t awake till 11a.m./They aren’t generally awake till 11a.m.
rarely, seldom, hardly ever, almost never and never are not used in negative sentences. These adverbs are used only in a positive sentence, but have a negative meaning.
He almost never goes to work in his own car. (He hardly ever goes to work with his own car.)
She never comes to her appointments on time. = She is never on time for her appointments. (She never arrives on time for her appointments.)
In addition to these grammatical uses, we can also use it at the beginning of the sentence to increase emphasis in the sentence. Especially sometimes it is used this way very often.
When adverbs of frequency (rarely, seldom, hardly ever, scarcely ever and never) with negative meanings occur at the beginning of the sentence, the sentence is inverted.
ever is used in a positive or negative question and means ‘never’. To say ‘never’ in a negative answer, use ‘never’ instead of ‘do not ever’.
Diamond is a precious stone. / Water consists of oxygen and hydrogen. The world revolves round the sun. / Plants need water in order to grow. Water boils at 100 ° C. / Wood floats in water but iron sinks.
d) ‘What do you do?’ The question asks what the person is dealing with, his job. So ‘What is your Job / occupation? has the same meaning as the question.
– What do you do at the weekends? – What does your father do in the evenings?
f) When stating the start and end times of the events such as cinema and theater, the course schedules or the plane, train, bus schedules, we can use the present time as the future time.
The train to Ankara leaves at 9 a.m. tomorrow and arrives there at 6 p.m. (future)
a) With the Present Continuous (I am doing) the things we are doing at the moment of the conversation or at that time; We said that we usually describe our work and habits with Simple Present (I do).
b) Some verbs are tense (I am doing, I was doing, I have been doing.