#EngClass: Subject Complement

Hi fellas, how was your weekend?

Today we will talk about subject complement.

Complement is the word added to complete an incomplete sentence.

Subject complement is the word that follow a linking verb and identify or describe the subject.

Linking verb: is, am, are, was, were, appear, become, feel, look, remain, sound, taste, grow, etc.
There are two kinds of subject complements:

1. If the subject complement is a noun or pronoun, it is a predicate nominative. Predicate nominatives (nouns and pronouns) explain the subject or give another name for the subject.

2. If the subject complement is an adjective, it is a predicate adjective. Predicate adjective describe the subject.
Examples:

1. Joe is a gourmet.

(noun subject complement after verb of being).

2. Joe became a gourmet.

(noun subject complement after linking verb).

3. The meatballs are delicious.

(adjective subject complement after verb of being).

4. The meatballs taste delicious.

(adjective subject complement after linking verb).
Why don’t you try some exercises fellas.

Find the subject complement.

Hint: look for the linking verb to help you find the subject complement.

1. Ross seems worried.

2. Some caterpillars become butterflies.

3. You look happy.

4. The man became furious at the delay.

5. The chlorine in the pool smelled harsh.

6. This bread tastes moldy to me.
Answers: 1. Worried; 2. Butterflies; 3. Happy; 4. Furious; 5. Harsh; 6. Moldy.
That’s all for today fellas. See you next sunday.

Compiled and written by @sherlydarmali for @EnglishTips4U on Sunday, November 6, 2016.

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