I have a question about the adjective "unassisted" in the sentences below.
- "In terms of movement, an infant will be able to reach a sitting position unassisted."
- "In late stages, patients cannot walk unassisted and may have difficulty sitting down from a standing position."
While I myself would write in such ways, and see nothing unusual, I have never considered - exactly what the word "unassisted" modifies?
Should not be there an adverb instead, since it answers the question "How?". Or have I understood it wrong, and that it actually does not describe a manner (since it's not an Adverb)?
Careful explanation is much appreciated, thanks.