EMPHATIC ADVERBS OR ADVERBS OF FREQUENCY They are words that indicate the frequency with which an action occurs. Always often usually sometimes seldom never 100% of the time 75% of the time 65% of the time 50% of the time 25% of the time 0% of the time • • • • always often sometimes usually • seldom • never …are used to express a positive idea …are used to express a negative idea • ever …-expresses ignorance about the frequency with which an action occurs in questions • … it is a synonym of “never” in a negative sentence INTERROGATIVE FORM Do you ever drink coffee with milk? Yes, sometimes. Does he ever come to his English class? No, never. How often do you drink coffee with milk? Sometimes. How often does he come to his English class? Never. Frequency Words (F.W.) go in a sentence BEFORE an ACTION verb (A.V.) and AFTER the verb BE. Examples • He always ride his bicycle to school. She never gets up early on Sundays. The Auxiliaries “Do-Does” • “Do and Does” are used to ask and answer questions with action verbs. I You Use “Do” – Don’t = Do + not We They He She It Use “Does” – Doesn’t = Does + not Questions Answers (Affirmative, Negative) Do you like apples? Yes, I do. No, I don’t. Do you study hard? Yes, I do. No, I don’t. Does she like bananas? Yes, she does. No, she doesn’t. Does it run fast? Ye, it does. No, she doesn’t. Remember that whenever we use an auxiliary the Verb is in Simple Form.