marolog - a story of lives (in Denmark)

What maro sees, hears, smells, tastes, touches, and feels in his life will be told in his way in this blog. So today, what you'll see through his eyes?

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Place an adverb of frequency
1. Before the main verb.
The bride never takes it off.

2. After the verb be and all helping verbs in positive sentences: am, are is was, were, have, has, had, do, does, did, shall, should, can, coul, will, would, may, might, or must.
Traditional Hindu weddings are usually lavish affairs.

3. If the helping verb is negative - isn't, doesn't, won't, and so on - the word order is as follows:
a. The adverbs sometimes, frequently, and occasionally come before a negative helping verb.
He frequently doesn't do his homework. He sometimes doesn't do his homework.
b. Usually, often, and generally can come before or after a negative helping verb.
He often doesn't do his homework. He doesn't often do his homework.
c. Sometimes may also come at the beginning of a sentence.
Sometimes he doesn't do his homework.

Here are some additional examples of the use of adverbs of frequency, showing their meanings:
100% of the time:   Weddings are always joyous occasions.
80 % of the time:   He usually arrives in a white car.
    He generally arrives in a white car.
60% of the time:   They often provide a dowry.
    They frequently provide a dowry.
40% of the time:   He sometimes arrives on a white elephant.
    He occasionally arrives on a white elephant.
20% of the time:   The party seldom ends before midnight
10% of the time:   Weddings are rarely held in the morning.
0% of the time:   The bridge never takes off the necklace of black beads while her husband is living.


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