Subject Complements Grammar Video Lesson

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)


Subject Complement

Watch these other GrammarFlip video lessons to make sure you have a better understanding of subject complements.

Linking Verbs

Verb Phrases

Direct Objects

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