- Alice is my girlfriend. (The sentence asserts that Alice and my girlfriend are the same person.)
- Alice is British. (The sentence asserts the quality of ‘Britishness’ to Alice.)
- She seems happy.
- She became famous.
- It is getting late.
- The stew smells good.
Adjectives after copular verbsCopular verbs are followed by , not adverbs.
- She spoke intelligently. (Spoke is an ordinary verb. It is modified by the adverb intelligently.)
- She looks intelligent. (Intelligent is an adjective in predicative position. It tells you about the person herself – rather like saying She is intelligent. Look is a copular verb.)