Adverbs of Time
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.