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    Her presence made him shoot immediately awake

    Hi, would you please explain me le role of the word "shoot" and which part of speech it is here? I wonder it would be the same without it: "Her presence made him immediately awake", wouldn't it? Thank you.
    "Colin slept through the rooster that Thursday morning but not through Lindsey jumping onto his bed and saying, “Get up. We’re going to Memphis. ... Mm-hmm,” Colin mumbled as if he were sleepy, but he wasn’t. Her presence made him shoot immediately awake." (Abundance of Katherines by John Green)

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    Re: Her presence made him shoot immediately awake

    See definition 2 here:
    https://www.google.com.au/?gws_rd=ssl#q=shoot

    Shoot is the verb; awake is an adverb.
    Yes, you could leave shoot out, in which case awake becomes a verb.

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    Re: Her presence made him shoot immediately awake

    Thank you for your link, Sir, but I've actually read some before asking and still do not understand the meaning nuance the "shoot" is bringing here.

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    Re: Her presence made him shoot immediately awake

    2. "move or cause to move suddenly and rapidly in a particular direction"

    Her presence made him shoot move suddenly and rapidly immediately awake."
    He moved suddenly and rapidly as he immediately awoke on being disturbed by her presence.

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    Re: Her presence made him shoot immediately awake

    Quote Originally Posted by meliss View Post
    Thank you for your link, Sir, but I've I actually read some definitions before asking and still do not understand the meaning nuance that the "shoot" is bringing here.
    Note my changes above. Please don't refer to people here as "Sir". It's unnecessarily formal and it suggests that you assume the responder is male.

    I find "to make someone shoot immediately awake" very unnatural.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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