These adverbs are used to communicate how often something takes place. The order is:
Always (100% of the time) - > Usually > Normally > Often (70 - 90% of the time) - > Sometimes > Occasionally (30 - 50% of the time) - > Seldom, Rarely (5 - 10% of the time) - > Never (0% of the time)
1. Always - something that happens 100% of the time
He always arrives on time
2. Usually - After ''always'' comes ''usually'' for something that happens almost 90% of the time
I usually walk to work.
3. Normally/ Generally - After usually comes, normally/generally - something that happens almost 80% of the time
What time do you normally get up?
4. Often/ frequently - then comes frequently, something that happens many times at short intervals
I often read in bed at night.
5. Sometimes - something that happens less frequently, only about 50% of the time
I sometimes forget my keys at home.
6. Occasionally - something that happens just 30% of the time, on certain occasions
They could occasionally be heard laughing.
7. Seldom - Something that is does not happen often - just approx. 10% of the time
I seldom add salt to my food.
8. Hardly ever/ Rarely - Something that is very rare to happen
I hardly ever get angry
9. Never - something that never happens, this has a frequency of 0%
I never swim.
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