The answer to this post (Is it idiomatic to say "he wakes up early always" or "he wakes up always early"?) says

It is unusual and odd to use the adverbs "usually" or "always" at the end of the sentence.

I agree with that.

Besides, Cambridge dictionary gives this grammar rule

The adverb usually refers to what typically or normally happens. We use it mostly in mid position, between the subject and the main verb, or after the modal verb or first auxiliary verb, or after be as a main verb:

I guess the rule above is also applicable to other adverbs of frequency.

I play football every Tuesday evening at the park near my house."

I am curious that, does putting the adverbs of frequency at the end of the sentence like the following also natural?

I play football at the park near my house every Tuesday evening.

  • I don't get this question. You've cited Cambridge Dictionary quite correctly telling you that we usually use adverbs like "usually" in "mid position". That's what native speakers do, presumably because they find this "natural". Then you ask us why you as a non native speaker think it would also seem natural to put the highlighted word at the end of my second sentence in this comment. I have no idea why you would think that, but obviously most native speakers don't. Commented Feb 23, 2020 at 14:22
  • @FumbleFingersReinstateMonica I think they're saying "I play football at the park near my house every Tuesday evening." sounds natural.
    – CJ Dennis
    Commented Feb 24, 2020 at 0:46
  • @CJDennis That's exactly what I mean. Thank you so much!
    – WXJ96163
    Commented Feb 24, 2020 at 0:53
  • oic. Well your example already includes 3 consecutive adverbial elements (every Tuesday evening, at the park, near my house), but there's no "syntactic rule" in English governing which order those elements occur in. Nor is there any limit on the number of such "chained adverbial elements", so if I wanted to include yet another (for example, in summer), I could validly put that before or after the existing text (as a sentence adverb), OR immediately before ANY ONE OF the existing three. There is no concept of a "Royal Order of Adverbial Clauses" in English. Commented Feb 24, 2020 at 13:02
  • @FumbleFingersReinstateMonica what does oic stand for?
    – WXJ96163
    Commented Feb 24, 2020 at 13:07

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It is perfectly natural to put "every Tuesday night" at the end of your example. Yes, usually adverbs are placed close to the adjective or verb that they are modifying. But "every Tuesday night" is an adverbial phrase rather than a simple adverb and those frequently come after the direct object or before the subject.

Every Tuesday night, we play football


We play football every Tuesday night

are both quite natural.

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