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Subject Complement - Glossary of Terms


Subject Complement

A subject complement is usually a noun or an adjective that follows a verb like to be, to become, to appear, to feel, to look, to smell, to taste, etc. (These are called linking verbs.)

Examples (subject complements in bold):

Ben is a policeman. (is - linking verb)
I am fine. (am - linking verb)
That pie smells delicious. (smells - linking verb)

Interactive example:
 
Ella was a ghost.  She appeared at 12 and looked stunning. [show me the subject complements]
   
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