What is a Subject Complement? - Definition & Examples


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A subject complement is in a sentence with what type of verb?

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1. Which part of speech can NOT be used as a subject complement?

2. What is the pattern followed by a sentence containing a subject complement?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out what you know about subject complements with these study tools. Quiz questions will cover specifics like the type of verb that goes with a subject complement and the parts of speech that can be used as a subject complement.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will help you to:

  • Determine the appropriate sentence pattern for a sentence with a subject complement
  • Define a subject complement that is a noun
  • Identify the subject complement in a given sentence

Skills Practiced

Practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on subject complements
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the verb type associated with a subject complement
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how to use subject complements in a sentence and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

More information is provided by the lesson called What is a Subject Complement? - Definition & Examples. Topics throughout the lesson include the following:

  • The subject of a sentence
  • Predicate adjectives
  • Examples of subject complements in sentences