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Practice in Identifying Subject and Object Complements

An Identification Exercise


Practice in Identifying Subject and Object Complements

In sentence (1), treasurer functions as a subject complement. In sentence (2), treasurer functions as an object complement.

In our article on complements, two types of complements are discussed:

This exercise will give you practice in identifying subject complements and object complements in sentences.

Each of the following sentences contains a complement. Identify the complement in each sentence, and note whether it is a subject complement or an object complement. When you're done, compare your answers with those on page two.

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  1. Pablo is extremely intelligent.

  2. I find him intelligent.

  3. Ginger's hair dye turned the water pink.

  4. After our fight on the first day of school, Jenny became my friend for life.

  5. We painted the ceiling blue.

  6. You are making me angry.

  7. Paula is a good dancer.

  8. Dorothy named her parakeet Onan.

  9. Known as "the father of the Texas blues," Blind Lemon Jefferson was a popular entertainer in the 1920s.

  10. The gift Karen gave her brother was a hamster.

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