Can a verb be followed by an adjective?

I see this sentence “In order to explore this city unencumbered, I left my luggage at the station”
Why is an adjective “unencumbered” used here? I think it should be changed into “uncencumberedly” because adverb grammatically follows verb.


Actually “unencumbered” doesn’t modify the verb “explore” here in this sentence.

The verb “left” causes the adjective condition “unencumbered”, so the adjective modifies the noun as subject in this case.
So now we are actually saying “I left my luggage at the station to explore this city, feeling unencumbered.”

Please correct me if it’s a misconception. Thx mates.

P.S. Here is some other people discussing the same grammar question about verb followed by adjective: Action Verb followed by Adjective?

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