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    kadioguy is offline Key Member
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    I went for a swim yesterday happy/happily

    a. I went for a swim yesterday happy.
    b. I went for a swim yesterday happily.
    c. I went happily for a swim yesterday.

    Are all of them acceptable? or which sentence sounds more natural?

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    PS I also posted the same question on this , but all of your answers are unique to me. Hope we can discuss with each other. Thank you.
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    Re: I went for a swim yesterday happy/happily

    They are all unnatural.

    'I happily went for a swim yesterday.'

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    Re: I went for a swim yesterday happy/happily

    1. I left the room angry.
    2. She sat there helpless.

    Why
    are 1. and 2. natural sentences, but 3. I went for a swim yesterday happy is not a natural sentence?




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    Re: I went for a swim yesterday happy/happily

    I went for a swim yesterday happy
    It is if it is describing the mood you were in when you went swimming. Happily would suggest that going swimming did not make you unhappy or made you happy. However, c) is more possible than very logical.

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    Re: I went for a swim yesterday happy/happily

    Why couldn't say swimming?

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    Re: I went for a swim yesterday happy/happily

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    Why couldn't say swimming?
    You can. 'I happily went swimming yesterday' for example.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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