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    Hello,teachers! Are these words in the correct order?

    Hello,teachers! Are these words in the correct order? Thank you!

    I do it always.
    I do it sometimes.
    I do it often
    I do it never.

    I go shopping always.
    I go shopping sometimes.
    I go shopping often.
    I go shopping never.

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    Re: Hello,teachers! Are these words in the correct order?

    ***Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.***

    I believe it's:
    I always do it.
    Sometimes I do it.
    I often do it.
    I never do it.

    I always go shopping.
    Sometimes I go shopping.
    I often go shopping.
    I never go shopping.


    Let's see what the other members will say.

    Cheers!

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    Re: Hello,teachers! Are these words in the correct order?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    ***Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.***

    I believe it's:
    I always do it.
    Sometimes I do it.
    I often do it.
    I never do it.

    I always go shopping.
    Sometimes I go shopping.
    I often go shopping.
    I never go shopping.


    Let's see what the other members will say.

    Cheers!
    Absolutely correct. Terms of regularity generally go between the person and the verb, except with "to be".

    I am never angry.
    He is always tired.

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    Re: Hello,teachers! Are these words in the correct order?

    Thank you very much! I agree with you that we should put these words between person and verb. But I want to know if they are correct in that order. Because I saw a sentence in a book: I do it often . I got confused.

    Thank you again.

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    Re: Hello,teachers! Are these words in the correct order?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry12345 View Post
    Thank you very much! I agree with you that we should put these words between person and verb. But I want to know if they are correct in that order. Because I saw a sentence in a book: I do it often . I got confused.

    Thank you again.
    "Often" can actually be place in the middle or at the end quite frequently, especially with a modifier.

    I go there quite often.
    I do that often (though I would say "I often do that).

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    Re: Hello,teachers! Are these words in the correct order?

    emsr2d2 teacher

    Thank you! How about other words? Can all of them be put at the end?

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    Re: Hello,teachers! Are these words in the correct order?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry12345 View Post
    emsr2d2 teacher

    Thank you! How about other words? Can all of them be put at the end?

    Some can, some can't!

    I always do that - yes.
    I do that always - no.

    I never do that - yes.
    I do that never - no.

    I frequently do that - yes.
    I do that frequently - yes.

    I often do that - yes.
    I do that often - yes.

    I rarely do that - yes.
    I do that rarely - hmm, I wouldn't use it but it's OK.

    I sometimes do that - yes.
    I do that sometimes - yes.

    To be honest, it's frequently a case of what just sounds right, which I realise is difficult for non-native speakers to spot!

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    Re: Hello,teachers! Are these words in the correct order?

    emsr2d2 teacher Thank you very much!

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