Finished reading the grammar book.
|A predicate adjective is in the part of the sentence after the verb (predicate):|
|I feel badly.||I feel bad.|
|DUE must be a predicate adjective.|
|We were late due to the tire failure.||We were late because of the tire failure.|
OR Our lateness was due to the tire failure.
|PRIOR TO – Prior must also be a predicate adjective.|
|The letter came prior to the box.||The letter came before the box.|
OR The arrival of the letter was prior to the box.
Sensory verbs (“look,” “taste,” “smell,” “feel,” “appear”) oftentimes can be either an adjective or an adverb.
|She looked differently when she returned.||She looked different when she returned.|
|LINKING VERBS do not refer to something the subject does or experiences, but link the subject to other words, e.g. “to be,” “seem,” “became,” “turned,” “grew,” “proved.”|
|She became strong and quiet.|
Harry proved steady and consistent.
|This is the reason why I am reading.||This is the reason that I am reading.|
|What did you paint the house red for?||Why did you paint the house red?|
|Where is the dog at?||Where is the dog?|
|I was angry at my sister.||I was angry with my sister.|
|He is not as tall as his dad.||He is not so tall as his dad.|
OR He is as tall as his dad.