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    "... the sometimes ..."



    "But the sometimes violent protests in Amman and elsewhere this week have also included young men from poor areas, and for the first time a refrain from protests elsewhere in the Arab world -- "The People Want the Downfall of the Regime" -- has been heard."
    More: Analysis: Jordan's King Abdullah faces crisis - CNN.com

    Can the definite article the occur before the adverb sometimes? Does sometimes right here mean sometime as a result it functions as an adjective?

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    Re: "... the sometimes ..."

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    Can the definite article the occur before the adverb sometimes?
    Yes
    Does
    sometimes right here mean sometime as a result it functions as an adjective?
    'The sometimes violent protests' means 'the protests which are sometimes violent'. It is an adverb modifying 'violent'.

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