So now that my mini rant is over, let’s get into some fun facts.
As mentioned, seldom is a frequency adverb. I remember back in my teaching days displaying an empty chart and having students guess where the adverbs went. In lieu of having an interaction with you in a classroom setting, here is the chart with the adverbs already laid out. In short, seldom means very infrequently, but more often than “rarely”
Chart source: www.englishstudyhere.com
- I seldom go to the library. I can order my books electronically now or get them cheap from garage sales.
- Makeup was something I seldom wore - maybe just for special outings. Now with the pandemic, I never wear makeup.
- Seldom do I go to the library.
- Seldom do I choose to wear makeup anymore.
As always, if you have more questions about seldom or any of the other frequency adverbs, just leave a comment below, or send me a personal question by clicking on Contact me.