English Grammar Lessons
Subject Complement - Glossary of Terms
A subject complement is usually a noun or an
follows a verb like to be, to become, to
appear, to feel, to look, to
smell, to taste, etc. (These are called linking
Examples (subject complements in bold):
Ben is a policeman.
(is - linking verb)
fine. (am - linking verb)
pie smells delicious. (smells - linking
was a ghost. She
appeared at 12 and looked stunning.
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