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    Thumbs down ''happy or happily'' which one i should use

    A. he dies happy B. he dies happily should i use adjective or adverb after the verb ''die'' and why? please explain grammatically.

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    #2

    Re: ''happy or happily'' which one i should use

    Quote Originally Posted by indranil View Post
    A. he dies happy B. he dies happily [You need some sort of sentence transition here] should i use adjective or adverb after the verb ''die'' and why? please explain grammatically.

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    If he's happy that he's dying, use "He dies happily".
    If, when he dies, he is coincidentally happy, use "He dies happy."

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    Re: ''happy or happily'' which one i should use

    he dies happy/happily

    isn't using present simple tense in this sentence grammatically incorrect ?

    what about he died happy/happily or he has died happy/happily ?
    because the action of death has already done
    which one of these are more correct ?

    correct me if I'm mistaken
    and thank you

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    Re: ''happy or happily'' which one i should use

    Quote Originally Posted by nesyan View Post
    he dies happy/happily

    isn't using present simple tense in this sentence grammatically incorrect ?

    what about he died happy/happily or he has died happy/happily ?
    because the action of death has already done
    which one of these are more correct ?

    correct me if I'm mistaken
    and thank you
    No, you're not wrong. Yes, "He dies happy/happily" is not a a very natural sentence. However, it is grammatical - for example, if you're narrating the past using the present tense. I was going to comment on the point you've made, but it wasn't really pertinent to the question.

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    Re: ''happy or happily'' which one i should use

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    No, you're not wrong. Yes, "He dies happy/happily" is not a a very natural sentence. However, it is grammatical - for example, if you're narrating the past using the present tense. I was going to comment on the point you've made, but it wasn't really pertinent to the question.
    so, I understood from your post that when we're telling a story or anything that
    related to narrative context, we should use the present simple tense to tell about it ?

    I was going to comment on the point you've made, but it wasn't really pertinent to the question
    why haven't you ? I'm really looking forward to your comment

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    Re: ''happy or happily'' which one i should use

    I believe he did, in saying that in a narrative, it's common to use the present. Well, that's not quite what he said, but it *IS* common to use the present tense when describing the plot of a book or movie.

    The farm girl rescues the prince from his life of obligation and they get married, have a bunch of kids, travel the world, and he gets to see his grandchildren grow up healthy and fulfilled. He dies happy.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: ''happy or happily'' which one i should use

    Thank you for the useful post

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