Presentation on theme: "Complements (Not the ones you give to other people, like I like your outfit!)"— Presentation transcript:
Complements (Not the ones you give to other people, like I like your outfit!)
A complement is A word or group of words that completes the predicate of the sentence.
1. Predicate Nominative Noun or pronoun that explains or identifies the subject Follows a linking verb Angela will be our soloist. A whale is a mammal.
A Hint You should be able to reverse the subject with the predicate nominative. Think of a mirror image. Angela is our soloist. Our soloist is Angela.
2. Predicate adjective An adjective that modifies the subject Follows a linking verb The soup is too hot. The plant looks dry.
A Hint If the subject is a noun, then you should be able to put the predicate adjective in front of the subject. The man is sunburned. The sunburned man…
3. Direct Object Noun or pronoun that receives or shows the result of an action. Answers the question “what”? or “whom”? Follows an action verb Her poem won an award. Ask yourself “poem won what”?
4. Indirect Object Noun or pronoun that is before the DO and tells “to whom” or “for whom” Follows an action verb You can’t have an IO without a DO Sam sold me the football tickets. (ask yourself “sold tickets to whom”?)
Here is a flow chart to help you identify complements. Identify the verb Action verb Say the verb and “who” or “what” = direct object Say the verb and “to whom” or “for whom” = indirect object Linking Verb Noun renames the subject = predicate nominative Adjective describing the subject = predicate adjective