Talk:Complement (grammar)

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Hopelessly confused by finding this in one of the grammar leaflets:

Copular verbs ('to be', etc.) take not an Object but a Complement. Complements can be of many types. We can use nominals, as in "He is a teacher" (where the complement is a Noun Phrase); adjectivals, "Their house is white" (where the complement is a single word); and adverbials, "It is where you left it" (where the complement is an adverbial Clause). Many variations of the complement are possible.</u> </u>

-- JoachimNoreiko 14:33, 21 April 2007 (BST)