The KISS Grammar Printable Workbooks Identifying Complements
(Code and Color Key)

Identifying Predicate Adjectives
from "The Ugly Duckling" by E. Louise Smythe

Analysis Key

Remember that students have not yet been introduced to sentences with more than one S/V/C pattern. Thus students who note both of the patterns in sentences six and nine deserve special praise.

1.) They are all pretty (PA) {but one} [Adv. to "all"]. |

"All" here can be explained either as an adverb to "pretty" or as an adjective to "They." (This is, we should note, an idiomatic use of "all.") 
2.) He is very ugly (PA). |

3.) But he is very good (PA). |

4.) It was so old (PA). |

5.) The poor duckling was very sad (PA). |

6.) Then the leaves fell | and it was very cold (PA). |

7.) The ugly duckling was big (PA) now. |

8.) The little birds {in the bushes} [Adj. to "birds"] were afraid (PA) and flew away. |

9.) He will not be so ugly (PA) [Adv. to "will be" when he is bigger (PA)]. |