In school, I was taught that action verbs have direct objects and linking verbs have predicate adjectives or nominatives; however, some verbs seem to use both simultaneously.
For example, in "I made it blue," made seems to have both a direct object it and a predicate adjective blue.
In the early stages of my adverb obsession, I suspected that "All men are created equal" should be "All men are created equally"1 mostly because it was not clear to me how equal as an adjective could be validly placed in that position. Thinking of it as "[unspecified subject] created all men equal", men seems to be the direct object. But then what to do with equal?
Is it possible for a sentence to have a direct object and predicate adjective, or is something else going on here that I'm not seeing?
1I have since realized that they express distinct ideas, the equality of the process of creation and the equality of the created men respectively.