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Mar 15, 2017

A subject complement is the adjective, noun or pronoun that follows a linking verb.


The complement of an intransitive verb always says something about the subject and is therefore called subject complement

In simple words the adjective, noun or pronoun which complements the subject is the subject complement

For example

Mrs. Wallace is my #underline(teacher)#

Mrs. Wallace is the subject
(is) is the linking verb

teacher (the predicate noun) complements the subject that is Mrs. Wallace thus teacher is the subject complement.

Subject complement cannot be a verb

Another example

When I woke up, I felt #underline("sick")#

I is the subject

felt is the linking verb

Sick complements the subject thus is the subject complement