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    an embarrassed speech

    He stood up and proceeded to give an embarrassed speech.
    Does it mean "He stood up and began to give a speech in an embarrassed manner"?
    Thanks.

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    Re: an embarrassed speech

    Quote Originally Posted by yuhan View Post
    He stood up and proceeded to give an embarrassed speech.
    Does it mean "He stood up and began to give a speech in an embarrassed manner"?
    Thanks.
    Yes, and it's common to use this sort of construction.
    It's true that the speech wasn't embarrassed. He was.
    Compare:
    She let out a terrified scream. (The scream wasn't terrified. She was.)

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