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I am wondering how to use adverb. for example, I often use bus. can i say Iuse bus often. another example, always i go by bus. i always go by bus, I go by bus alway. it is really confusing.

help wanted

Thanks in advance
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Hello Guest,
If by the usage of adverbs, you mean the position of frequency adverbs, then there are a couple of rules.

Frequency adverbs, such as "always", "sometimes", "often", "usually", "hardly ever" or "never", usually take two different positions:
-Before the main verb:
I always eat fruit after a meal

-After the verb "to be":
He is always late for work

The adverb "sometimes" is more flexible regarding its position. It can be placed at the beginning or end of a sentence.
Sometimes, I have a drink after work
I sometimes have a drink after work
I have a drink after work sometimes

These are the main rules for the position of these adverbs. In informal speech though, its position can be more flexible, as that of "sometimes".

Hope this helps
After the verb "to be":
He is always late for work

what if someone asks me: are you always early? and my answer is: yes I always am.
or yes i am (always)?
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Possible replies to "Are you always early?" include:

Yes.
Yes, I am. (Stress "am".)
I am. (Stress "am".)
Always!
Yes, always!
Yes, I am. (slight pause) Always!
Yes, I'm always early.

Less usual, but possible:

I always am.
Yes, I always am.

Not heard:

I am always. (no pause)
Yes, I am always. (no pause)

Hope that answers your question.
Hi -

We have a debate here in sweden about the following sentence:

The damage develops fairly slowly or The damage develops fairly slow.

Can anyone help which is right . . . . .

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AnonymousWe have a debate here in sweden about the following sentence:

The damage develops fairly slowly or The damage develops fairly slow.

Can anyone help which is right . . . . .

If Swedish is your native language, you should know that an adverb is needed in Swedish. It is needed in English, too: slowly.
CB
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NovaleeIf by the usage of adverbs, you mean the position of frequency adverbs, then there are a couple of rules.

Frequency adverbs, such as "always", "sometimes", "often", "usually", "hardly ever" or "never", usually take two different positions:
-Before the main verb:
I always eat fruit after a meal

-After the verb "to be":
He is always late for work

Very true but there is more to it than the rules above.
- After a defective auxiliary: He will never do it. We should always have tried our best.
- After have, has and had when they are auxiliaries: He had never lied before.
- After not: They are not always right.
- In questions, after the subject: Have you always believed him? Did he ever lie?
CB