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    HAPPY

    Ever since he got a new pet, he has looked very happy.

    since 'looked' is an intransitive verb I would say that happy is an adverb explaining how he looked.
    However on the dictionary happy is classified specifically as an adjective. (and happily as an adverb)

    Am I incorrect to say that happy is an adverb on the above sentence.

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    Re: HAPPY

    not a teacher

    'Happy' is an adjective. An adjective describes a noun (his look).
    'Happily' is an adverb. It describes a verb, an action eg. lives happily.

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