He <remained> from sheer embarrassment, <not knowing how to leave her>

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park sang joon

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Korean
The protagonist, Philip, who was born with a club foot, moved in with his uncle Mr. Carey, the Vicar of Blackstable after his mother's death.
He came to Paris to learn to paint.
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They got up and walked to the studio. Philip could not tell from her manner whether Miss Price wished him to walk with her or preferred to walk alone. He remained from sheer embarrassment, not knowing how to leave her; but she would not talk; she answered his questions in an ungracious manner.
[Of Human Bondage by Somerset Maugham]
I'd like to know if "not knowing how to leave her" is the complement of "remained."
Thank you in advance for your help.
 
  • Loob

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    English UK
    No, it's not, PSJ: remained in that sentence doesn't have a complement.
     

    park sang joon

    Senior Member
    Korean
    Thank you, Loob, for your so very kind answer. :)
    Then I was wondering if "not knowing how to leave her" means "because I didn't know how to leave her."
     
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