What are Adverbs of Time?

Adverbs of time tell us when something happens. They answer the when question.

Adverbs of manner usually modify verbs.


Ben is working today.

When is Ben working?

Answer: today

adverbs of time

Common Adverbs of Time

  • yesterday
  • today
  • tomorrow
  • now
  • soon
  • later

Position of Adverbs of Time in a Sentence


The normal position for adverbs of time is at the end of a sentence.

subject verb object adverb of time.

I ate a hamburger Yesterday.

We can put an adverb of time at the beginning of the sentence to emphasise the adverb.

adverb of manner subject verb object.

Yesterday I ate a hamburger.