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Adjective complement

  1. 1. ADJECTIVE COMPLEMENTATION
  2. 2. You are amazing! You are amazing in paper folding!That girl is very bright. That girl is very bright in English.
  3. 3. OPTIONALI am loving. I am loving to my friends.OBLIGATORYShe is addicted She is addicted to chocolate.
  4. 4. • An adjective complement is a clause or phrase that adds to the meaning of an adjective or modifies it. The adjective complement always follows the adjective it complements and it is a noun clause or a prepositional phrase.
  5. 5. The best way to answer the question,“What is an adjective complement?” is toshow it in sentences. The following are sentences with theadjective complement underlined. Rememberthat the adjective precedes the adjectivecomplement.
  6. 6. • She was hesitant to tell her parents.• The boss was anxious to promote sales.• Are you afraid of spiders?• We were shocked by the news.• I was delighted that she was chosen.• He is likely to be nominated.• The child was eager for Christmas to arrive.• I am curious what color it is.• It was wrong of her to go.• I am happy they got married.• We are all afraid that the storm will be severe.
  7. 7. There are subject complements, objectcomplements, and verb complements.Subject and object complements can be oneor more words and verb complements are aphrase or clause, like the adjectivecomplement.
  8. 8. Subject ComplementA subject complement comes after alinking verb, like: is, are, was, become,seem, grow, taste, smell, and feel.Examples are: “Whales are beautiful”, “Sheisthe star”, “The food smells delicious”,“The flowers grow taller each day” and “Iam on the roof.” Sometimes a verb can actas an adjective. One example is: “Thecrystals are not completely formed.”
  9. 9. Object ComplementObject complements follow a direct objectand modify it. They will describe the object orrename it. It can be a noun, an adjective, or agroup of words that act like a noun oradjective. Examples are: “That should keepthem happy.” “I knight you Sir Peter.” and “Thestudents were excited.”
  10. 10. Verb ComplementA verb complement acts as an object of a verbin either a direct or indirect way. It can useinfinitives, like in “She wanted him to leave.”Gerunds can be a part of the verbcomplement, as in “I considered leaving theArmy.” Lastly, noun clauses can be verbcomplements like: “He insisted that he pay thecheck.”

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