Adverbs of frequency - "sometimes"

Is it OK to place the adverb 'sometimes' after the verb, like this:

"Mary goes sometimes to the gym".

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Jul 08, 2013
Using the adverb sometimes
by: IELTS buddy

Hi,

No, I would avoid that. The general rules are this:

1) Place it BEFORE the verb 'to be':

"I am sometimes late for work"

2) Place it AFTER other verbs:

"I sometimes arrive late for work"

3) It can be placed at the END of the sentence too:

"I am late for work sometimes"
"I arrive late for work sometimes"

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Subject Verb Agreement with 'always', past or present.

by Leon
(Sydney)

"He always made me mad".

Vs

"He always make me mad".

Which is which?

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Apr 06, 2014
Subject verb agreement with adverbs
by: IELTS buddy

Hi,

"always" is an adverb of frequency.

These do NOT affect the agreement of the subject. So it should still have the 's' added.

So "He always makes..." is correct.

Check out the lesson on subject verb agreement here to learn more.

Thanks

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