subject complement

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Noun[edit]

subject complement

  1. (grammar) A complement which is coupled to a subject.
    In the sentence "That is a flying car!", 'that' is the subject and 'flying car' is the subject complement.
    In the sentence "That house seems haunted!", 'that house' is the subject and 'haunted' is the subject complement (in this case an adjective).

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