|A statement has a very simple basic structure:||Subject + Auxiliary + Verb + Time|
|so: Subject first, and Time always last
note: if something is not there,
just leave its place open
|She is waiting now.
We have met this week.
I like tea.
|and there is always an alternative
with exactly the same meaning:
|Time + Subject + Auxiliary + Verb|
|so: Time first, but the rest the same||Now she is waiting.
This week we have met.
|If there is an object, simply put it at the end
||Subj + Aux + Verb + Obj + Time|
but remember: Time is always last
and of course there is always the alternative
They are reading a book now.
Now they re reading a book.
|Words like often, usually, seldom... are put between Auxiliary and Verb||Subj + Aux + Freq + Verb + Obj + Time|
|these are adverbs that say that the action is repeated
(difficult word: frequency adverbs)
|She has often visited her brother this month.
They usually have dinner at 6 o'clock.
Bob seldom rode a bike last year.