Correct use of subject complement

Subject complement is the word, phrase, or clause used to either describe or identify the subject of the sentence by the linking verbs. Obviously, understanding of the correct use of subject complement is inevitable, considering it’s use in the daily interaction.

Subject complement definition

Grammatically, subject complement compromises noun, pronoun, adjective used to describe subject of the sentence. Besides, noun clause is also used as a subject complement.

Examples of subject complement

•He is a cricket player.
•Tiger is very powerful.
•She is a singer.
•She is very intelligent.
•The dog is in the garden.
•They are in front of my house.
•Bobby is in the classroom.
•The bat is ours.
•Singers are who sing the songs.
•Players are who play the game .
•Canada is where we want to go in holiday.

Predictive nouns  to identify subject

•Smith is a cricket player.
•Corsica is an island.
•Himalaya is a mountain
•Amazon is a river.
•Sahara is a desert.
•Singapore is a port nation.
•Sri Lanka is an island nation.

Predictive adjective to describe subject

•Pacific Ocean is very vast.
•Tree is circular and green.
•Road is zigzag.
•Gorge is so deep.
•River is perennial.
•Godavari river is seasonal.
•He is short tempered.
•He looks very upset.
•She seems uncomfortable.

Prepositional phrase to identify location of subject

•The bird is in the cage.
•The bike is in the parking.
•Motor is on the bridge.
•The bird is over the car.

Pronouns and noun clauses

Moreover, pronouns, as well as noun clause is also used as a subject complement to describe and identify the subject of given sentence.
•Singers are who sing the songs.
•Players are who play the game.
•Canada is where we want to go for holiday.
Generally, simple present and past tense are commonly used to indicate the use of subject complement