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What are the adverbs in the following sentences?Cinnamon always watches Sesame...

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zero0master | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted November 17, 2008 at 4:03 AM via web

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What are the adverbs in the following sentences?

Cinnamon always watches Sesame Street.

Sometimes Cinnamon makes little squealing noises.

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dymatsuoka | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted November 17, 2008 at 4:19 AM (Answer #1)

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An adverb is a word that modifies, or tells something about, a verb. 

In the sentence "Cinnamon always watches 'Sesame Street'", the adverb is "always".  The word "always" modifies the verb "watches"; it qualifies the verb, telling how often or to what extent Cinnamon watches the show.

In the sentence "Sometimes Cinnamon makes little squealing noises", the adverb is "sometimes".  The word "sometimes" modifies the verb "makes", again qualifying the verb, telling how often Cinnamon makes little squealing noises.

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kmieciakp | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted November 22, 2008 at 8:32 AM (Answer #2)

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Please update definition: an adverb can modify a verb, an adjective, or another adverb. 

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mbowman79 | Elementary School Teacher | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 28, 2008 at 3:20 AM (Answer #3)

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The adverbs in these two sentences are always and sometimes. 

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sanjiwan | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) Honors

Posted December 7, 2008 at 9:20 AM (Answer #4)

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I do agree with Kmie . The function of the adverb is to modify by telling something about a verb ,an adjective or another adverb.For example,always watches;quite happy;quite often. The first example ``Always`` tells about the frequency of the work; ``Quite``tells about the degree of the happiness and ``Quite`` again tells about the frequency.So in your first sentence `` Cinnamon always watches Sesame Street`` the word ``Always ``is the frequency adverb ,because it is expressing the frequency of the work done.Similarly in the next sentence,``Sometimes Cinnamon makes little squealing noises`` the word ``Sometimes`` again expresses the frequency of the work done or how often something is done ,so  in this case the word ``Sometimes``is the Adverb of frequency.

 

 

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ratebregister | College Teacher | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted May 25, 2012 at 4:07 PM (Answer #5)

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Cinnamon always watches Sesame Street.

**The adverb here is always.

 

Sometimes Cinnamon makes little squealing noises.

**The adverb here is Sometimes. 

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swinter44 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted November 18, 2008 at 10:59 AM (Answer #6)

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Adverbs always add to the verb - ad+verb.  So - always is the first one because it answers question when he watches.  Sometimes is the next one because it also answers when and to what extent.

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