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    He watched it fascinated/fascinatedly?

    Logically I would use the adverb "fascinatedly" but rarely if ever I see adverbs derived from past participles (I'm no teacher) in news articles.
    I heard it only one time spoken by a foreigner and copywritten or related.
    Last edited by GoesStation; 03-Apr-2020 at 11:40. Reason: Remove stray text.

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    Re: He watched it fascinated/fascinatedly?

    You may have seen or heard He watched it, fascinated. This is a correct, shorter way to say "He watched it, and was fascinated."

    Don't use fascinatedly. It's not a word that's in use.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: He watched it fascinated/fascinatedly?

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    Hi, Goalsurfer:

    I read your question with fascination, for I, too, found the adverb "fascinatedly" rather strange, at least in American English.

    I then searched the "books" section of Google (where thousands of books have been digitalized for our pleasure) and discovered that many presumably educated authors have, indeed, used the adverb. Here are just three examples.

    1. "... working in unison, fascinatedly, to brutalize [people]." [Note that the author used commas.] Source: Swallow (2010) by Mary Cappello.

    2. ""He stared fascinatedly at the other." Source: The Emperor Jones (1921) by Eugene O'Neill (a respected American playwright).

    3. "Lilah backs into passageway and stares fascinatedly." Source: General Gorgeous (1982) by Michael McClure.

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    Re: He watched it fascinated/fascinatedly?

    He watched it fascinatedly.

    He watched it, fascinated.

    He watched it fascinated.

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