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While I read my text, I found that a sentence sounds strange. Hope somebody answer me. Thank you

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I sat at the foot of the bed and read to myself while I waited for it to be time to give another capsule. It would have been natural for him to go to sleep, but when I looked up, he was looking at the foot of the bed, looking very strangely.

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My question is,

'looking very strangely' can be all right, then, it will mean the boy looked at the foot of the bed in a stragne manner.

But, I think the meaning should be the boy looked unusual. Then, it should be 'looking very strange.'

What do you think? Thank you again.

And one more question..

All I need ( is / are ) a computer, a digital camera and a special software. I think answer should be 'are' but says that 'is' is the answer. If 'is' is the answer, would you explain it to me?
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Hi.

My question is,

'looking very strangely' can be all right, then, it will mean the boy looked at the foot of the bed in a stragne manner. That's how I understand the sentence. It seems like a reasonable meaning.

But, I think the meaning should be the boy looked unusual. Then, it should be 'looking very strange.' You're right, if that's the meaning that the writer intended.

And one more question..

All I need ( is / are ) a computer, a digital camera and a special software. I think answer should be 'are' but says that 'is' is the answer. If 'is' is the answer, would you explain it to me?

'is' sounds OK, when you consider that it refers back to 'all'. But I would accept 'are', too.

Please note that 'software' is uncountable. Say 'some software' or something like 'a piece of software' or 'a software package'.

Best wishes, Clive
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Thank you.

I am a little bit surprised that 'looking very strangely' sounds better to you at first, but after reading you, I read it repeatedly and I accept that it will surely be meaning 'looking very strangely' and also thank you for the answer for 'all that I want is'.