Type Form Examples
Frequency Positive Adverb always, usually, sometimes,
frequently, regularly, often
Frequency Negative Adverb Hardly ever,scarcely ever,
never,rarely, not always
Frequency Adverb of Specific Frequency daily, weekly, hourly, monthly,
Frequency Prepositional Phrase once in a while, once in a
lifetime, once in a blue moon
Frequency Noun Phrase every day, 3 times a year,
every night,4 times a month,
several times, every holiday,
every now and then
Manner Adverb quietly, loudly, desperately,
rapidly, certainly, quickly
Manner Prepositional Phrase at random, by fax, by car,
in some way, in a little manner,
with a smile, with his foot,
Manner Subordinate Clause ...as if they were here...
...like if you were...
Manner Comparative and Superlative He writes the slowest.
He writes slower than the
Manner Participial Phrases Damaged by the earquake,the
Feeling exhausted, she went to
Place Prepositional Phrase across..., between..., under..,
at... along... beside...
behind... among.. over...to the
past... through... up...
Just when followed by an object:
through the garden, around your
bed, in the house, near my house
Place Nouns downtown, north, east, home,
home, south, west
Place Sobordinate Clause Introduced by where, whenever
Time Adverb forever, soon, today, yesterday,
later, next, then, tomorrow,long
Time Noun Days of the week
Time Noun Phrase All day, last time, the next day
a week ago, last month, next
weekend, a week from, this
coming Sunday, a hundred years
ago, tomorrow morning
Time Prepositional Phrases after dinner, in 1997, on Monday
at first, during vacation, for a
days, at lunchtime, over the
years, at mid-century,before the
holidays, for a moment.
Time Subordinate Clause Introduced by when, whenever
Reason Prepositional Phrase because of... due to... despite.
on bussiness, in spite of.. for
(fun, pleasure) on vacation,
for (some fruit, milk)
Reason Infinitve to study, in order to practice
to work, in order to decide,
Reason Infinitive Phrases In order to see a movie,
to enjoy our selves,
to advertise de product,
to do research
Reason Subordinate Clause Introduced by since, because