Subject Complement Definition
A subject complement is a noun, adjective, or pronoun that follows a linking verb to describe or rename the subject. The three types of subject complements are called predicate nouns, predicate adjectives, and predicate pronouns.
Example of a Subject Complement
Some examples of subject complements would be the following:
- Burns is my soccer coach. (“is” = linking verb; “coach” = predicate noun)
- My famous macaroni and cheese is extra creamy. (“is” = linking verb; “creamy” = predicate adjective)
- The winner of the talent show is she. (“is” = linking verb; “she” = predicate pronoun)