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Object Complement - Glossary of Terms


Object Complement

An object complement is an adjective that forms part of verb.

Examples (object complements in bold):

To consider someone stupid
To paint something purple
To catch somebody stealing  

As each adjective complements the object of the verb, it is called an "object complement".

Examples:

I found the guard sleeping.  
                      
                   object    object complement

We all consider her unworthy.  
                          
                         object       object complement

Interactive example:
 
I declare this centre open. [show me the object complement]
 
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