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    Thumbs down ''He sat glued to his chair when playing video games"

    "He sat glued to his chair when playing video games"

    Is here ''glued to his chair'' an adjective phrase describing pronoun ''he''?

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    Default Re: ''He sat glued to his chair when playing video games"

    Glued here is the Participle II acting as a part of the compound verbal predicate (
    sat glued)
    . It gives an additional meaning to the action.

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    Default Re: ''He sat glued to his chair when playing video games"

    Quote Originally Posted by sergeyrais View Post
    Glued here is the Participle II acting as a part of the compound verbal predicate (
    sat glued)
    . It gives an additional meaning to the action.
    I don't think we have a compound verbal predicate here. I think that the third form (past participle) of the verb 'glue' is being used adjectivally.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 26-Dec-2012 at 09:18.
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