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Frequency Adverbs

A frequency adverb modifies the verb; it tells how often the verb happens.
Frequency adverbs usually come between the subjects and the simple present tense verbs.

Therefore He is able to save completely those who come to God through Him, because He always lives to intercede for them. Hebrews 7:25
Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.
1 Peter 3:15
My people come to you, as they usually do, and sit before you to listen to your words, but they do not put them into practice. Ezekiel 33:31
Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away. Mark 13:31

Frequency adverbs should not precede a form of the verb be (Incorrect: God never is late).

Correctly, the frequency adverb follows the verb:

God is never late.

In a negative sentence, most frequency adverbs come before the negative.

Ann usually doesn't eat breakfast.

There are, however, two adverbs used after the negative: ever and always.

Ann doesn't ever eat breakfast.

Ann doesn't always eat breakfast.

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