Subject Complements Grammar Video Lesson

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Subject Complements 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.

Examples of Subject Complements

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)

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