As I understand, sometimes we can use the Present Continuous with key adverb "always". Is it possible to do it if I put "all the time" instead "always"?

  1. Why are you always criticising me?


  1. Why are you criticising me all the time?

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These are both correct: always and all the time are synonymous, but as you said, always is an adverb (which usually goes before the verb it modifies), and all the time is an adverbial phrase (which describes the phrase immediately before it, but is not itself an adverb, and must follow the phrase it modifies).

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