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    #1

    annoying buzzing noise or annoyingly buzzing noise.

    Hello, dear teachers.
    I have one question.

    Everytime I turn on the machine, there is an (annoying/annoyingly) buzzing noise for a few seconds.


    After I googled, I found more researches using 'annoying' with that kind of sentence. So I think annoying is right answer.

    But can I use annoyingly instead? I think noise is annoying and buzzing, but noise can be annoyingly buzzing. So I am curious.

    Thanks in advance.


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    Re: annoying buzzing noise or annoyingly buzzing noise.

    I would use annoying ​in your sentence, but I would say an annoying buzz without noise.

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