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Recognizing Adjectival Complements

Look for a clause with a linking verb as the main verb.
If  the verb is followed by an adjectival phrase that describes the subject, the phrase functions as an adjectival complement. 

The subject is written in red; the adjectival complement is written in blue.  

The nurse practitioner is careful when she examines her patients. 

The sunrise on the lake looks beautiful in summer.

The mountain goat didn't seem cold in the winter snow.

The men in the desert felt hot and thirsty


Mount Rushmore is large, containing the faces of four presidents of the United States.