English Form 4

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NOUNS AS COMPLEMENTS IN SENTENCES

Complements give more information about the subject or object.


Subject Complement
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Subject complements give more information about the subject.

Consider the following sentences: view the following animation

The subject complement must refer to the subject of the sentence which can either be a place, a person or a thing.

The subject complement comes after the various forms of the verb be

(am, is are, was, were)

or other linking verbs such as become, appear and seems.

The verb must agree in number with the subject

The subject complement is not affected by the action of the verbs.