always– those are indefinite adverbs of frequency, meaning they don’t tell you exactly how often something happens. When we use DEFINITE adverbs of frequency, we express exactly how many times something happens in a time period. We use expressions like
once a week,
annually. In this lesson, I’ll tell teach you the grammar and vocabulary of definite adverbs of frequency. By the end of this lesson, you’ll be able to understand and use these helpful adverbs in your spoken and written English.
Hi, James. Thank you very much for your classes cuase you always makes my smile and laugh when i meet you and Mr.E. You know one more thing – Every time you talk i learn from it more rather than from the board you write on). God Bless!
Hi teacher James, there was mistake in Q no 1
Twice than twike
Hi James, great lecture I am little bit confused about first sentence. Would you explain please.
I think question number 1, correct answer is “twice a week’ but it’s twike a week. so i had a little confused, please check again
I also wondered what means twike?
Same problem here.
Yes, I think too. “twice a week” is correct, isn’t it?
yes i think you are true.
Seems to me, it was made purposely to check our grammar. We see “twike”. Then the same we have at 6. “twi-weekly” (not sure by this one, however, I don’t know such term :) ). And again at 8th question “mothly”.
It seems like there is a mistake in question 1. What “twike” is ?
Hi, James! I like your lessons. I think you’ve tried our observation with that Q1 answer :)
hi games, it’s a great lesson.
but I think the first question has a wrong answer. it should be twice not twik ???
I am agree with you ?✌?️
Great lesson James!!Thank you so much!!
And, as other students wrote above, question number one is wrong. The right answer is the third one. But don´t worry, you only make these mistakes rarely (indefinite)XD
I love your teaching, James,nevertheless I got 9 correct out of 10.And I agree with the views of guys.
Hi James, good lesson. It’s always important to refresh these little things in order not to fall behind. Keep up this good work, I appreciate very much your effort!! Just one thing, in first question the answer should be “twice”, shouldn’t it? Thanks a lot!!
Good day, teacher James!
You are very nice to listen to. I just want to express my gratitude to you.
Thank you so much for such useful lessons you make, you’re a great teacher!
May I ask you a question? I’ve recently encountered the adverb “bi-monthly” and checked it in several dictionaries. There are two meanings of this adverb: twice a month and once for two months. How can I choose between these meanings, they are so similar and I think that context helps little here?
Thank you in advance.
Will hi answered to you, you think ? I don’t thin so … !?
That’s a really good question. (“Biweekly” is similar – it can either mean “twice a week” or “every two weeks”.) You are right that even in context, it often isn’t clear which meaning is intended. We should all probably just stop using “bimonthly” and forget the word ever existed.
Thanks James for this lesson, it was great and easy to understand..
Teacher, I have a question about the 1st exercise.
1. Mr. E goes to the gym __________ a week.
I believe that the correct answer is “twice” but an automatic corrector show us “twike”.
I had the same result…
In fact, I am confused too!! I think the right answer is twice because I never heard about twike I am sure it was something wrong in the programme.
Yes, the same for me. There is a mistake in the corrector.
It was cool. Thank you James. Nice teaching.
James, You are the best in performing information at the board! It’s make understanding easier. Thank you!
How do I print lessons
Hi James ! I ddon’t like most of your lessons becouse of speed – your speech too hi. Could you speak a little slowly, plese ???
Somehow I agree with you!
Thank you my friend very much ! And Good luck !!! If you want we could speak by Skype ! My login batkovich1976. Well Come my friend!!!
thank you james,but could you please write very cleary on the board ,it’s hard to read.
Hi James! What does mean “twike” in the first question? Why are confused answers in questions with identify and definite? I have got 60, but I’m sure must be 100. Could you explain these tricks?
Thanks for this lesson. Please, get a look on the answer of the first question. I suppose it’s twice not twike. It’s C instead of K.
Thank you for your disponibility.
Your representation of frequency adverbs is like the circles of Hell in Dante’s inferno:)Great..
very useful, thanks
Are your answers to the questions all right?I did not understand why answer to the question 1 is “twike”?I have nerev seen this word before.What does this word mean?
What country are you from?
By the way,thank you very much for your teaching.
Great lesson, James! I also answered the first question “twice”,that I think is right but the results of the test said “twike” is the right answer!!!
Great lesson. I got 09.And, there is a mistakes in ans. Of quest 01.Anyhow, Thanks a lot james ☺
Dear James, please check the answer of first question. All of us believe that it’s wrong.
1) twice a week ))) … definitely
Hi James, In the first sentence the right answer is twice a week.
Hi James, I was wondering if the first question the answer is twice a week because the test said the answer is twike. I never heard that. could you explain that to me? Thanks
Thank you alot ?
Thank you James for your useful lesson! I was a little bit confused about 1st answer,but I believe as everyone there that it is a programme mistake. I’ve got 09!!
Is the word ” twike ” correct ? Or it’s just a joke ?
that is what i thinking about
Hi, James.. Thank you again… I wondering the same thing who our friend above.. I’m curious if there is this word (twike). I have tried to seek, but I had no success.
The question 1 (one) is wrong. The correct answer is TWICE not TWIKE.
Hi James, Thank you again,, I deal with my friend about the first question ,I think The Correct answer is twice, can you explain that point for us.
thank you .
More than the same about “twice” or not “twice”, that’s the question because there isn’t “twike” in the dictionary like a concept only I have found this: http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/twike ;
in this case maybe “twinkle” which sounds similar to “twike” and means “shine” or “bright”. A great lesson about definite and indefinite adverbs of frequency. Thanks a lot teacher James from Engvid.
Thank you. But it is something wrong with the answer of the first question.
I`m new here,but you need to correct the first answer in the quiz .
it`s “twice” not “twike”
Thank you to everyone who pointed out the error in question 1: the right answer is twice, not twike (which is a misspelling). It’s fixed now!
Hi! Thanks for the Q1. How about questions 3 and 4? It seems answers are confused. Once a week – it is identify. Isn’t it?
Hi James ! I undersand … – in this lesson (as in your many previous lessons) you sould give ditales if your speed of speach like this.
Nice lesson James, I build on my English skill every single day, or in other words “daily”. In Brazil we say Adverbs of Frequency as “Advérbios de Tempo” (Adverbs of Time), something like that.
Can someone please elaborate on the usage of ‘thrice’ for ‘three times’? Thanks in advance.
This comes from Old and Middle English, where “-s” or “-es” could make an adjective into an adverb. (The “-ce” is probably influenced by French spelling.) “Once” = “one + s”, “tw(o) + s”, “thr(ee) + s”. I don’t know why there isn’t a “fource”, “fice”, and so on.
We see this with common words like “backward/backwards”, “beside/besides”, and “sometime/sometimes”. There are also the adverbs “whence”, “thence”, and “hence”, which are old-fashioned and not used often now, but mean “from where”, “from there”, and “from here”.
Thanks. it is really precious wealth of information
Thank you so much for this lesson. You have taught us a long list of adverbs, so that you enriched our vocabulary. We no longer need to use only the same words, like “always”, “sometimes” and “never”.
I visit Engvid frequently, and I usually like your videos. I reckon that if someone watched Engvid lessons three times a week, he/she would become fluent in English in only 6 months. Unfortunately I don’t have enough time to see it so often… Anyway, I can learn a lot from you!
Take care, sir!
looks like twike/twice was fixed, I gave the answer twice and it was correct
Nice lesson, James. Thank you. By the way, I ALWAYS take the quiz after watching a lesson on EngVid. Bye!
Thank you very much.
Thanks for all. Who does want to talk via Skype?
I do if you agree
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you dont need to talk with them,you can just talk with me if you want to improve your english
thank teacher. It was a very usefull lesson
Hello James. -In specific: events, facts, actions, etc.- a period of time when we refer to two weeks or fourteen consecutive nights, is usual in Canada to say: fortnight? or twice week a month?
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very nice lesson i got 100 in these Quiz .. thanks alot mr
Very interesting ! thanks a lot ! 9/10.
Thank you, James, It seems you can teach an old dog new English.
Very funny teacher! I like it~
Great, lesson Mr. Jame. I got 10 out of 10, that’s 100%.
there is a wrong
what a wonderful video !
omg how much you are awesome
I just signed up here, but I followed the lessons from the very first one up to number 450. and I already thank you all, teachers.
but here’s my question.
In Persian, my native language, when something is 100% certain for future and it will happen for sure undoubtedly, you can even use past tense!. for example, if I’m being expected at a party and I’m on way and my friends call me and ask me where I am. I can reply: I arrived there; instead of “I’ll arrive there”.
I was wondering if there is a same concept in English?
by the way, it’s interesting when you think about it. if something WILL happen, it’s like something happened in the past.
I suppose this exists in Arabic language as well. maybe Arabic speakers here would approve.
Thank you again James. you are something else.
Thank you Jame I will try again later
I really like this lesson.
It was very very clear for my.
Thank you so much James!!
Great lesson. Thanks so so much!!
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Abhishek. Good Morning.
I want to practice my conversation too. My skype is sebastian.escobar.aristizabal. Regads!
Thanks James. Was an excelent class. I would like to practice my conversation. What you recomend me? Who want to take a conversation with me? my skype is sebastian.escobar.aristizabal.
James, you’re great
Thank you James
James, I really enjoy your lessons so I always learn. Thank you for your enthusiasm and dedication.
god bless you .
I got 10 of 10 thank you very much
This is my SkypeM
thanks for this lesson. it interesting and that helped me for my goal
10 of 10.. Thank you mr.james
10 out of 10. Thanks teacher…!!
Thank you so much Mr James. I like the lesson and I watch videos on Engvid twice a week.
So easy dear james
I got 90% but Mr. James, I am confused at question 7 that says we have meeting once a month and you asked how many meeting did we have a month and your answer was 12. I thought it’s 1 time. Please let me understand better.
Thank you for this funny and learnful video you are the best!
Thanks James for what you always do.
How do I use adverbs of Frequency with past tense? Please, can you give some example in sentences? Thank you.
That’s awesome, I really learned a lot today, thank you.
you are very funny
Thank you, James!!!
You got 9 correct out of 10.
I usually get 90 Marks in each exercise
thank you very much for the classes James!
thank you. this lesson is very important…congratulations.
Thanks James for the lesson, and I got 9 out of 10.
Good video thaks!!!
Can’t believe this is actually for free
Character of james shows and learners keep actively listening to him. Thanks
wowwww,I ALWAYS get 100 on the exams
no stupid,not on exams,on quizzes
Hi James, thank you for your lessons. it has been a pleasure to watch you teach english, i have learnt a lot from your recent videos.
Thanks a dozen.
best regards,James (Kazakhstan o1 Dec2o21:)