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Can anyone explain to what my Anki Card up here is explaining when it comes to mode or condition of the agent? I know what an agent is, but what does it mean by mode or condition?

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It means the state or the how of the agent, possibly the translation of 様態 and 条件 in Japanese.

The following entry in プログレッシブ和英中辞典 is relevant:

9〔動作の行われる状態・条件〕

一人でそれをした
I did it 「by myself [on my own].

傘なしで出掛けた He went out without his umbrella.

土足で部屋に入ってはいけない
You can't enter the room with your shoes on.

彼女は着物姿でパーティーに行った
She went to the party in (a) kimono.

彼は無礼な態度で見回した
He looked around 「in a rude manner [rudely].

きれいな声で歌っている
She is singing in a lovely [pretty] voice.

にこにこ顔で話し掛けてきた
He spoke to me with a big [broad] smile.

彼は実力だけで出世した
He succeeded in life simply on the strength of ability.

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