Some verbs are followed by an adjective phrase. The adjective phrase is called the complement:
|Noun phrase (Subject)||Verb phrase||Adjective phrase (complement)|
This pattern is N + V + Adj (noun + verb + adjective phrase).
These verbs are called link verbs.
Some link verbs (for example be; become; seem) can have a noun phrase as a complement:
|Noun phrase (Subject)||Verb phrase||Noun phrase (complement)|
|a strange man
a nice girl
This pattern is N + V + N (noun + verb + noun).