I want to come home more relaxed.

I'd like to know, why more relaxed comes after home if it modifies home. Or can more relaxed in this sentence be used as an adverb?

  • Consider that come home means 'arrive'; would I want to arrive more relaxed pose a grammatical problem? More relaxed does NOT modify home here; it refers to (but does not modify) the subject I and indicates that I want (to be) more relaxed. Feb 2, 2018 at 2:36
  • Welcome to EL&U. Thank you for your question. You may also want to look into the difference between "co-operation" and "corporation" ;) Feb 2, 2018 at 2:38
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    This is an opinion - stated mostly so others will check it and tell me why if I am wrong. // I think both 'home' and 'more relaxed' are adverbs modifying 'come', one defines place and the other manner. // The typical order (aka Royal Order) is manner, place, time [see english.stackexchange.com/questions/79547/… // The order here is place then manner // The typical order is not a rule, it's merely an observation of what usually sounds most natural. // In your sentence, the order which sounds natural is the opposite. // There is no reason why. It just is. Feb 2, 2018 at 10:09
  • All of your answers make sense to me!
    – Omurice
    Feb 7, 2018 at 1:17


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