subjective complement

noun

Definition of subjective complement

: a grammatical complement relating to the subject of an intransitive verb (such as sick in "he had fallen sick")

First Known Use of subjective complement

1923, in the meaning defined above

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“Subjective complement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subjective%20complement. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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