Apologies for the long question. I will request if someone can please answer this thoroughly as it will help me put a lot of pieces of grammatical puzzle together.
If possible, please answer only using basic terms such as noun, verb, adverb, adjective etc. Please don't use any advanced terms as much as possible.
I need help in correctly identifying the parts of the following sentence.
Although the ballerina seems healthy, she feels very unwell and is unlikely to dance well at tonight's performance.
First part of the sentence,
Although the ballerina seems healthy,
is a subordinate clause whose main subject is 'The ballerina' and main verb is 'seems' which is basically the linking verb for the adjective 'healthy'???
Q1. The adjective 'healthy' appears to be describing 'How does ballerina seem ?','She seems healthy'. I know that adjectives can not modify verbs so it must be modifying 'ballerina' but I am confused as to how is it explaining 'ballerina' ? Why can it not be an adverb modifying seems ?
In the other part of the sentence,
she feels very unwell and is unlikely to dance well at tonight's performance.
Q2. Same question applies to 'very unwell', 'feels' and 'she'. Most likely, 'very unwell'is an adjective modifying 'she' but I don't really get why it isn't modifying 'feels', as in,'How does she feel?', 'She feels very unwell'.
Q3. By same principle (which I don't understand)most likely 'unlikely' is an adjective. Why can't 'unlikely' be an adverb ?
Q4. If 'unlikely' is an adjective, is the phrase 'to dance well at tonight's performance.' an adverbial phrase describing unlikely or is it a noun phrase (object) of 'unlikely' ?
breaking the last part further,
to dance well at tonight's performance.
Q5. To dance is an infinitive behaving as a noun object ? (Q4) and 'well' is an adjective describing 'how is she unlikely to dance ?', 'She is unlikely to dance well' or what ?