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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".


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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Glossary of grammatical terms  

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