Adverbs of time and place

Adverbs of time and frequency

Adverbs of time usually come after the verb. They don’t always follow the regular pattern for formation but useful expressions include:

FrenchEnglish
toujoursalways
souventoften
jamaisnever
quelquefoissometimes
tardlate
aujourd’huitoday
aussitôtimmediately
d’habitudeusually
bientôtsoon
demaintomorrow
maintenantnow
  • elle arrive toujours en retard - she always arrives late
  • nous travaillons quelquefois le dimanche - we sometimes work on Sundays
  • il joue souvent au foot - he often plays football

Adverbs of place

Useful adverbs like là-bas (over there), ici (here) and quelque part (somewhere) usually follow the verb:

  • le musée se trouve là-bas - the museum is over there
  • c’est ici ! - it’s here!
  • ton manteau est quelque part dans la maison – your coat is somewhere in the house
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