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

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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 2) Assistant Educator

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

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ratebregister | College Teacher | (Level 1) eNoter

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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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sanjiwan | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) Honors

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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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swinter44 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) eNoter

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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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