Grammar Complements, Phrases, & Clauses SED 340. Complements. A complement is a word or group of words that completes the meaning begun by the subject and verb. Four kinds: direct objects, indirect objects, predicate nominatives, and predicate adjectives
Complements, Phrases, & Clauses
1. She drank the soda.
2. I signed the check.
1. She is a secretary.
2. It was him.
1. Please put the paper in the basket.
2. I found ten apples under the tree.
1. The pine tree was planted in the back yard.
2. I ran from the dog.
1. Running through the forest, the girl enjoyed the crisp air.
2. Swimming to the surface, the fish swallowed the worm.
1. Swimming is my favorite thing to do in the summer.
2. Washing the dishes is my daily chore.
1. I would like to go to Europe.
2. He needs to read the whole book by tomorrow.
1. Susan, the girl in the front row, is reading a book.
2. The movie Lord of the Rings is his favorite.
1. The girl who is sitting in the front row is my best friend.
2. The car that is bright red is speeding.
1. When I smiled at him he waved.
2. Because she wakes up early, she is always on time.
1. They asked who won.
2. My friend asked whoever was able to please stand.