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Adverbs of Time Quiz

You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests some of the words in our Vocabulary section's list of adverbs of time.

1. An adverb of time tells us when or _______ the action occurs.

how come
how many
how often
a) how come b) how many c) how often

2. Which is correct? Jenny isn't here _______. Can I take a message?

soon
now
then
a) soon b) now c) then

3. It'll stop raining soon, so let's wait until _______.

now
then
soon
a) now b) then c) soon

4. Christmas is celebrated _______ on December 25.

daily
monthly
annually
a) daily b) monthly c) annually

5. Harry's never used a gun _______, so he couldn't be the killer.

before
earlier
already
a) before b) earlier c) already

6. The bus arrived _______ than usual, so we had to wait.

late
later
lately
a) late b) later c) lately

7. The drought lasted many months, but the rains _______ came.

ever
already
eventually
a) ever b) already c) eventually

8. Which can mean the same as "rarely"?

unusually
irregularly
infrequently
a) unusually b) irregularly c) infrequently

9. Which can mean the same as "previously"?

formerly
finally
lately
a) formerly b) finally c) lately

10. Our town's so boring! Nothing interesting _______ happens here.

always
ever
never
a) always b) ever c) never

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