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A subject complement is a part of a sentence that describes or identifies the subject. It can be a noun, adjective, adverb, or noun clause, complete with their optional modifiers.

Subject complements usually follow a linking verb.

Some examples of subject complements:

  • Coca-Cola is addicting.
  • His problem is that he missed the last three Invader ZIM episodes.
  • This is my last example.
In a Reed-Kellogg diagram, the subject complement goes to the right of a slanted line that looks like a backslash.

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