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What is the difference between the two below?
(1) She left the party angry.
(2) She left the party angrily.


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It's a subtle difference, but I would say that (1) is equivalent to"She was angry when she left the party," and (2) indicates that she left the party "in an angry manner" (maybe she slammed the door on her way out). Probably both would occur at the same time, but sentence (1) describes her mental state and sentence (2) describes the manner of her exit.
Dear Paco!
The defference between she left the party angry and she left the party angrily is ly
which you might be a person of Angry nature with somebody who is she among in the party Emotion: big smileEmotion: big smileEmotion: big smileEmotion: big smile
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Hello Khoff

Thank you as usual. So by the sentence #1, we can suppose even such a case that she said "Good bye" very courteously to the party's host despite being actually in great anger about the party. By the sentence #2, on the contrary, we can imagine a case that she was actually not so angry though she left the party rudely like a person of great anger. Is this understanding right?

Hello Avartars

Thank you for the reply. But I'm afraid I didn’t get what you meant. I am wondering why I could be of angry nature with any woman when I didn't take part in the party. Could you explain your idea in another way?

By the way my portrait was drawn by a greatest painter of Medieval Age. But I can't tell who the painter is, because I have not paid him. Emotion: wink


Paco - yes, that's exactly what I meant! -- Khoff
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Hello Khoff

Thank you for the kind confirmation. Now I feel I understand the difference between the two more correctly than ever. If my understanding is right, I think, we can say "I left the party angry", but "I left the party angrily" must sound somewhat odd. Am I right?

Paco - I think you're right. It would be possibleto find a situtation in which you would say "I left the party angrily," but you would be more likely to say "I left the party angry." My daughter suggests that this is because you are usually aware of your own mental state, but not always aware of how your actions appear to others. (Isn't she brilliant? Emotion: wink) --Khoff
Thank you, Khoff. Now I fell I got to the complete understanding. By the way, the father of your daughter, is he Norm Chomsky? I believe she is really a genius of linguistics.
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