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ESL forum > Grammar and Linguistics > position of the adverb of frequency    

position of the adverb of frequency


position of the adverb of frequency
Hi dear teachers!

I need your help! Do we say:

He is usually not late at school

or He is not usually late a school?

How do you justify the place of the frequency adverb: usually


9 Nov 2009      


I would say :
He is hardly late at school.
The association NOT and USUALLY is not often used, as far as I know even if I prefer NOT USUALLY  to  USUALLY NOT.
Take care.

9 Nov 2009     


Hello Ladybird!
Would you say then?
He is always not  in (at home) on Sunday afternoons.
I would say :
He is not always in .....
After Be but not before Not, as far as I know.
But you are right when you add ever. I had forgotten it.

9 Nov 2009