Joined: 10 Oct 2005
Location: Gwangju, S Korea
|Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2005 5:48 pm Post subject: Re: adjective or adverb
|1. She danced happy.
2. She danced happily.
3. He went away happy.
4. He went away happily.
Which of the above sentences are not acceptable?
Thanks a lot for your reply.
Sentence 1 is not so common, but it certainly could be used (in informal conversation) to mean "She was in a happy mood while dancing."
Sentence 2 also has the word order "She happily danced," and means "She was happy to dance (when she was asked to dance)."
Sentence 3 means "He was in a happy mood when he went away."
And Sentence 4 means "He wanted to so away, so he was happy that he was able to go away."