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What is a subject complement?



A subject complement is a complement that is used to predicate a description of the subject of a clause.

Examples (English)
  • Ambrose was bishop.
  • Ambrose was holy.
  Here are some kinds of subject complements:
  A subject complement is a kind of

Quirk, Greenbaum, Leech, and Svartvik 1985 55, 737, 742


Crystal 1985:60


Hartmann and Stork 1972 182


Mish 1991 926

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