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    How to use the adverb of frequency" always"

    As we know adverb of frequency always is used more often in the present simple tense. But it is also used in present simple continuous, and past con tinuous..so.
    for example: She always goes to the church on sundays
    SHe is always talking in the class
    He is always working
    He was always calling me
    always also is used for past habit
    He always carried an umbrella
    Can always is be used in all those way without any confusing?
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    Re: How to use the adverb of frequency" always"

    When it used with the continuous form, it is often to show that the speaker disapproves of the action.
    He always calls his mother. (good or neutral)
    He's always calling me. (I wish he'd stop)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    When it used with the continuous form, it is often to show that the speaker disapproves of the action.
    He always calls his mother. (good or neutral)
    He's always calling me. (I wish he'd stop)
    Interesting. I hadn't noticed that.

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    Re: How to use the adverb of frequency" always"

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Interesting. I hadn't noticed that.

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    Is "would"the better way to express past habits?

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    Re: How to use the adverb of frequency" always"

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    When it used with the continuous form, it is often to show that the speaker disapproves of the action.
    He always calls his mother. (good or neutral)
    He's always calling me. (I wish he'd stop)
    Hi Tdol
    this means that when always is used with the continuous form, it is often to show that this action makes the speaker annoy, and it means the speaker complain about this action.is that right?
    But always can be used with continuous for a frequently reapeated action
    ex: He is always going away for weekends.
    or for an action which appears to be continuous
    ex: he always working.
    two usages can be used???

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    Re: How to use the adverb of frequency" always"

    Quote Originally Posted by aysenakartuna View Post
    Is "would"the better way to express past habits?
    hi
    would can be used to express the past habits. and you can also used use to+ to infinitive for a past habit that no longer exits in the present or you don't do it anymore. but in this thread i wonder always can be use with past continuous for a past habit??

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    Re: How to use the adverb of frequency" always"

    Quote Originally Posted by Nguyen Tuyet View Post
    Hi Tdol
    this means that when always is used with the continuous form, it is often to show that this action makes the speaker annoy, and it means the speaker complain about this action.is that right?
    Yes.
    Quote Originally Posted by Nguyen Tuyet View Post
    But always can be used with continuous for a frequently reapeated action
    ex: He is always going away for weekends.
    or for an action which appears to be continuous
    ex: he always working.
    two usages can be used???
    It can be, but there should be a reason for using a form:
    He's always working- this could be used for the reason you said and to emphasise how much work he does.
    He is always going away for weekends- I see no need for the use here unless there is something wrong with his being away so much.

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    Re: How to use the adverb of frequency" always"

    Quote Originally Posted by aysenakartuna View Post
    Is "would"the better way to express past habits?
    I wouldn't say better.

    he always used to go to bed early = he would always go to bed early [I'd say, with normal stress, and note the position of the adverb]

    Also, if the stress is on "always", these are equivalent:

    He always used to insist on having the last word

    and

    He would always insist on having the last word

    But if you stress the "would" there's a big difference:

    "He would always insist on having the last word" - expresses annoyance.

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    Re: How to use the adverb of frequency" always"

    [quote=Tdol;117851]Yes.

    It can be, but there should be a reason for using a form:
    He's always working- this could be used for the reason you said and to emphasise how much work he does.
    He is always going away for weekends- I see no need for the use here unless there is something wrong with his being away so much.[/
    Thanks! I see, but I wonder beside of using in the continuous, and present tense, always can be used in any cases??

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    Re: How to use the adverb of frequency" always"

    [quote=Nguyen Tuyet;117889]
    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Yes.

    It can be, but there should be a reason for using a form:
    He's always working- this could be used for the reason you said and to emphasise how much work he does.
    He is always going away for weekends- I see no need for the use here unless there is something wrong with his being away so much.[/
    Thanks! I see, but I wonder beside of using in the continuous, and present tense, always can be used in what cases??

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