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Complement - Glossary of Terms


Complement

Complement is the term used for the word(s) that follow a verb or a gerund in order to complete its meaning.

Examples:

The servants cut his hair.
  ("cut" - verb / "his hair" - complement (also the direct object))
Drinking that stuff will not help.
("Drinking" - gerund / "that stuff" - complement (also the direct object))

 
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