SUBJECT COMPLEMENT is a noun, pronoun, or adjective that appears with a linking verb and tells something about the subject of the sentence
Predicate Nominative is a noun or pronoun, that appears with a linking verb and renames, identifies, or explains the subject of the sentence. The word nominative comes from the Latin word nomen meaning “name”. The words pronoun and noun are also derived from nomen.
EXAMPLES In the following examples, subjects are underlined once, linking verbs twice, and predicate nominatives are labeled. PN Hazel Cesa became a famous author.
EXAMPLES PN The best person for the job is you. PN PN Two of spring’s flowers are crocuses and tulips.
EXAMPLES PN PNOur nominee might be either Andrew or Nika.PNAriane remained an athlete in spite of her illness.
EXAMPLES Bob’s idea for the assembly seems the best. The winning essay will be the one withthe most originality. Josh Hutcherson is an American film andtelevision actor. Gold and silver are valuable metals.