Some verbs are followed by either a noun or an adjective:
|She was a good friend.||=||N + V + N|
|She was very happy.||=||N + V + Adj.|
|He became headmaster.||=||N + V + N|
|He became angry.||=||N + V + Adj.|
These verbs are called link verbs. Common verbs like this are:
She seemed an intelligent woman.
She seemed intelligent.
He looked hungry.
He looked a good player.
After appear and seem we often use to be:
She appeared to be an intelligent woman.
He seemed to be angry.
Some link verbs are followed by an adjective. Common verbs like this are:
He got hungry in the evening.
She grew stronger every day.