【易混淆字】usually, often, sometimes 有什麼不一樣?常見頻率副詞(Frequency Adverbs)報你知!

是不是覺得often, usually, sometimes的頻率很相似呢?

常常都不知道該用哪個頻率副詞(Frequency Adverbs)來正確表達情況嗎?

來來來~讓小編解決你的煩惱!常見頻率副詞大統整報你知~

 

《一》常見頻率副詞+頻繁程度

 

頻繁程度

頻率副詞

中文

100%

always

總是

90%

usually

通常

80%

normally / generally

通常

70%

often/ frequently

常常

50%

sometimes

有時候

30%

occasionally

偶爾

10%

seldom

不常

5%

hardly/ rarely

幾乎不

0%

never

從不

 

《二》頻率副詞在句中的擺放位置

1. 主詞 + 頻率副詞 + 動詞

〈例句〉

a. She seldom goes to the gym because she is lazy.

她因為懶惰所以很少去健身房。

b. The teacher always encourages the students to study hard.

那位老師總是鼓勵學生們認真讀書。

c. They occasionally go to restaurants to date. 

他們偶爾會上餐館約會。

 

2. 主詞 + be動詞 + 頻率副詞

〈例句〉

a. My grandparents are always happy to see us.

我的阿公阿嬤每次都很開心見到我們。

b. He is never satisfied with our proposals.

他從不滿意我們的提議。

c. She is often late to work, so the boss is unhappy.

她上班很常遲到,所以老闆不開心。

 

3. 主詞 + 助動詞 + 頻率副詞

〈例句〉

a. He promised he will never leave me.

他承諾他永遠不會離開我。

b. I can sometimes eat 3 bowls of rice per meal.

有時候我一餐可以吃三碗飯。

c. If you need, you could always borrow money from me.

如果你有需要,隨時都可以向我借錢。

 

《三》其他表達頻率的方式

1. every + 時間

〈例句〉

a. I visit my grandparents every month.

我每個月都會拜訪我的父母。

b. They go to church every Sunday.

他們每個星期天都會上教堂。

c. Our family plan is to travel together every year.

我們家的計畫是每年都一起出遊。

 

2. once一次/twice兩次 + 時間

〈例句〉

a. I walk my dog twice a day.

我一天溜狗兩次。

b. She exercises twice a week.

她一個禮拜運動兩次。

c. He goes surfing once a month.

他一個月會去衝浪一次。

 

3. 數字 + time(s) + 時間

〈例句〉

a. I go mountain climbing 4 times a month.

我每個月爬山四次。

b. She drinks coffee once a day.

她每天都喝一杯咖啡。

c. They do the laundry 2 times a week(=twice a week).

他們每週洗衣服兩次。

 

《四》練習題

〈題目〉

1. 她經常去書店。

2. 我一週會打給我的好朋友一次。

3. 他們每個月都會去海邊兩次。

 

〈答案〉

1. She often goes to a bookstore.

2. I call my best friend once a week.

或 I call my best friend one time a week.

3. They go to the beach twice a month.

或 They go to the beach two times a month.

 

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參考資料:
  1. Woodward English. Adverbs of Frequency English Grammar Rules.[Online]. [Accessed January 29, 2019] 
Available: https://www.grammar.cl/Basic/Adverbs_Frequency.htm