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Adverbs of Time List

This is a list of common single-word time adverbs.

Adverbs of time mainly modify verbs and tell us when something happens.

points of time (definite)

  • now
  • then
  • today
  • tomorrow
  • tonight
  • yesterday

frequency (definite)

  • annually
  • daily
  • fortnightly
  • hourly
  • monthly
  • nightly
  • quarterly
  • weekly
  • yearly
The word bimonthly is ambiguous and best avoided. Bimonthly can mean "twice a month" or "every two months". The same is true of biyearly and biannually.

frequency (indefinite)

  • always
  • constantly
  • ever
  • frequently
  • generally
  • infrequently
  • never
  • normally
  • occasionally
  • often
  • rarely
  • regularly
  • seldom
  • sometimes
  • regularly
  • usually

relationships in time (indefinite)

  • already
  • before
  • early
  • earlier
  • eventually
  • finally
  • first
  • formerly
  • just
  • last
  • late
  • later
  • lately
  • next
  • previously
  • recently
  • since
  • soon
  • still
  • yet

See also: Adverbs grammar