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    the sun made me feel alive and invigorated

    In the sentence, 'the sun made me feel alive and invigorated", I was surprised to find the word 'invigorated' classed under a verb albeit transitive.

    I've always thought of this word as a describing word, an adjective. I do understand that 'invigorating' is an adjective.

    Kindly help me to understand why 'invigorated' cannot be an adjective.

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    #2

    Re: the sun made me feel alive and invigorated

    It's an adjective in the quoted sentence. In "I feel x", only an adjective can replace x.
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    #3

    Re: the sun made me feel alive and invigorated

    Isn't it just the past participle of 'to invigorate' used adjectivally?
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    Re: the sun made me feel alive and invigorated

    Yes, it is.

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    Re: the sun made me feel alive and invigorated

    Quote Originally Posted by Oceanlike View Post
    In the sentence, 'the sun made me feel alive and invigorated", I was surprised to find the word 'invigorated' classed under a verb albeit transitive.
    And where did you find that?

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    Re: the sun made me feel alive and invigorated

    It was from an e-novel that I chanced upon, although I made changes to it. In the original sentence, it was rather long; the writer was describing the weather being somewhat chilly, something like that, followed by the descriptions 'alive and invigorated'. I omitted all the preceding words and simply put 'the sun made me'.

    Oh you meant "invigorated" classed under a verb albeit transitive?
    It's here: http://kids.wordsmyth.net/we/?ent=invigorated
    Last edited by Oceanlike; 05-Aug-2016 at 16:29. Reason: to add the second paragraph because I think I had misunderstood what Raymott was asking

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    Re: the sun made me feel alive and invigorated

    No, you found "invigorate" classed as a transitive verb. Since you are asking specifically about the part of speech, "invigorated" is not classed as a transitive verb, in your source. It's an inflection of the verb. If you change the ending, you can quite easily change the part of speech - here, to an adjective.

    What do you mean by 'albeit transitive'?
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    Re: the sun made me feel alive and invigorated

    Okay, I understand now. Thank you.

    I guess I have used it wrongly, 'albeit transitive'. I meant 'although transitive'.

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    Re: the sun made me feel alive and invigorated

    What is 'a verb although transitive'? A transitive verb?
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    Re: the sun made me feel alive and invigorated

    There are many verbs whose past-participle forms are identical to adjectives, "invigorated" being one of them. Dictionaries don't always list the adjective meaning, only listing the primary verbal meaning, which probably explains why you found "invigorated" only listed as a verb. In your example, it can only be an adjective since it's being used predicatively: it is ascribing the property of "invigorated" to the subject. As further proof of adjectivehood, unlike verbs it can be modified by "very": The sun made me feel very invigorated.
    Last edited by PaulMatthews; 10-Aug-2016 at 10:48.

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