Adverbs occupy different positions in a sentence.

1. At the beginning of a sentence before the subject

  • Sometimes she gives me a lift to work.
  • Fortunately we got home before it started to rain.
  • Suddenly all the lights went out.

2. After the auxiliary verb and before the main verb

  • The father was tragically killed in a road accident.
  • We do occasionally go bird-watching.
  • The rain has already stopped when we arrived.

3. After the auxiliary verb (be) that is used as the main verb

  • She is always quick to point out other people's faults.
  • As usual, they are very late.
  • The boys were incredibly lucky to be alive after what happened.

4. Before the main verb if there is no auxiliary verb

  • Their parents often go to the cinema.
  • She reluctantly agreed to his proposals.
  • Your fat uncle accidentally knocked my vase of fresh flowers over.

5. After the main verb if there is no auxiliary verb

  • The sisters dressed beautifully for the occasion.
  • The tourist looked carefully at the antique before she bought it.
  • She spoke loudly to the crowd on women's issues.

6. At the end of a sentence

  • He admitted punching and kicking the man repeatedly.
  • Our old neighbour fell and hurt her leg badly.
  • Hey, you have not pronounced my name correctly.