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|موضوع: A subject Complement? السبت مارس 15, 2008 9:58 am|| |
What is a subject complement?
A subject complement can either be a predicate noun, which renames the subject, or a predicate adjective, which describes the subject.
Certain intransitive verbs, called linking verbs, connect a subject complement to the subject. These complements complete the meaning of the subject.
Some linking verbs are: appear become seem feel grow act looktaste smell sound get be (in all its forms)
Examples of sentences with subject complements: The lake was a tranquil pool. "Was" is a linking verb which links the subject complement (predicate noun) "tranquil pool" to the subject "lake." The lake is tranquil. "Tranquil" is a predicate adjective linked through the verb "is."