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    Hello there!

    Is this sentence correct?

    He went out of the room angry.


    Please help me!

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    Re: angry

    He went out of the room angrily.

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    Re: angry

    Was he angry? If so, he can leave the room angry.

    Was his manner of leaving angry? Slamming doors, stomping feet? If so, he left angrily.

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    Re: angry

    Grammatically, this seems to be either (a) or (b)

    (a) Subject + Verb+ Object + Object Complement
    Leave the door open, please. ("open" complements the meaning of "door")
    The bomb blast left 25 people dead.("dead" complements the meaning of
    "people")
    He went out of the room angry. Does "angry" complement the meaning of
    "room"?
    People get angry and we all die eventually. But can the room become angry?

    (b) Subject +Verb+Object+Adverb
    He went out of the room angrily.
    Here "angrily" modifies "he went out of the room", which is his manner of
    leaving.

    Just curious
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    Re: angry

    Quote Originally Posted by gchman View Post
    Hello there!

    Is this sentence correct?

    He went out of the room angry.


    Please help me!
    Yes, perfectly. 'Angry' here functions as a deferred modifier, a sometimes stylistically preferable alternative to the more prosaic adverb form (which, in this case, would probably be placed earlier in the sentence:

    He went angrily out of the room.)

    Learners beware, though: not every English adjective can be used in this way, so stick to the adverb form if in doubt!

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