In our article on complements, two types of complements are discussed:
- subject complements, which follow a linking verb and provide additional information about the subject of the sentence;
- object complements, which follow a direct object and provide additional information about the direct object.
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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- Pablo is extremely intelligent.
- I find him intelligent.
- Ginger's hair dye turned the water pink.
- After our fight on the first day of school, Jenny became my friend for life.
- We painted the ceiling blue.
- You are making me angry.
- Paula is a good dancer.
- Dorothy named her parakeet Onan.
- Known as "the father of the Texas blues," Blind Lemon Jefferson was a popular entertainer in the 1920s.
- The gift Karen gave her brother was a hamster.