Adverbs of Time

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Adverb of Time

Adverbs of time are a specific type of adverb that adds meaning to the main verb by specifying when an action or event occurred.

Here are some examples and their meanings:

TODAY means the current day.I’m going to the park today.
TOMORROW means the following day.Tomorrow we will have ice cream.
YESTERDAY means the previous day.We baked cookies yesterday.
NOW means at this very moment.We are leaving right now.
LAST [WEEK/MONTH/YEAR/TIME] means the previous week, month, year, etc.We went to Florida last week.
We went to the zoo last month.
We ate there last year.
Last time we went, I was 10 years old.
FIRST means before anything or anyone else.The dog got to the park first.
LAST means after everyone and everything else.Sheri finished her dinner last.
SOON means in the near future, unspecified.We will leave soon.
LATER means in the future, after a period of time.We will leave later in the day.
AFTER means following an action or event.We will go after lunch.
BEFORE means prior to an action or event.We will go before breakfast.
CURRENTLY means now.It is currently raining outside.
EARLIER means before/prior to an action or event.We left earlier than our neighbors.
PREVIOUSLY means prior to, but completed.I previously studied in Spain.
GRADUALLY means a bit over time.We gradually coaxed her out of the tree.
INSTANTLY means right away in the moment.We were instantly startled at the noise.

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