There is a small part of an story:

'Congratulations, Mark,' Alison said, 'You're the youngest Lottery winner we've ever had. Here's your cheque for $127,000.' I was so shocked, all I could do was let out a dazed, 'Thank you.'

I have looked up the word dazed but it's an adjective and it means confused. Therefore, It is quite unintelligible to me that what a dazed means.

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    a dazed modifies the utterance Thank you'--the narrator spoke the words *Thank you in a dazed manner. The comma which follows a dazed is 'mechanical' and should really be omitted. – StoneyB on hiatus Jan 29 '18 at 14:49
  • Is A dazed a noun? – Thanhgiang Jan 29 '18 at 14:52
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    No -- the utterance 'Thank you' is treated as a noun, with the determiner a and the modifier dazed. – StoneyB on hiatus Jan 29 '18 at 15:05
  • Try reading it as all I could do was let out a dazed 'Thank You' – Ben Kolya Mansley Jan 29 '18 at 15:47

Think of "Thank you" (with which the sentence ends) as a single unit that functions as a noun. "Dazed" is an adjective used to describe this "noun".

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