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Lesson 2
Predicate Adjectives
Predicate Adjectives
A predicate adjective:
follows a linking verb
and describes the verb’s subject.
The linking verb connects the predicate
adjective with the subject.
DESCRIBES THE ERUPTION
A volcanic eruption is violent.
SUBJECT
LINKING VERB
Predicate Adjectives
The linking verb connects the predicate
adjective with the subject.
DESCRIBES IT
It is explosive.
SUBJECT
LINKING VERB
Predicate Adjectives
Predicate adjectives can follow linking verbs
other than forms of be.
Forms of taste, smell, feel, look, become, and
seem are often used as linking verbs.
DESCRIBES HOW THE LAVA LOOKS
The lava looks thick.
LINKING VERB
PREDICATE ADJECTIVE
Predicate Adjectives
Predicate adjectives can follow linking verbs
other than forms of be.
Forms of taste, smell, feel, look, become, and
seem are often used as linking verbs.
DESCRIBES WHAT HAPPENS WHEN IT COOLS
Lava becomes hard when it cools
SUBJECT
LINKING VERB
PREDICATE ADJECTIVE
Why It Matters in Writing
Writers often use predicate adjectives to tell
more about a person’s character, as in this
author’s description of her parents.
Literary Model
Both my parents had grown up poor, and
they also knew what it was to be lonely.
They cared deeply about other people and
were always ready to lend a helping hand
to anyone. Mama couldn’t bear to think
of her children ever being less than kind
and caring. “Don’t ever be indifferent,”
she would say to Keiko and me. “That is
the worst fault of all.”
—Yoshiko Uchida, “Oh Broom, Get to Work”