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Subject Compliments: Using more than one noun

Subject Compliment: gives more description or renames the subject

Linking Verb: Verb used to link the subject to the subject compliment. Subject compliments are placed after a linking verb.



Jacob is the winner.

Jacob = subject (noun #1)

Is = linking verb

Winner = subject compliment (noun #2)


The verb ‘is’ links Jacob to the winner. This makes it a linking verb. Linking verbs do not show action like the other verbs. They are a link between the subject and the subject compliment.



Jessica was a banker.

Jessica = subject (noun #1)

Was = linking verb of “to be”

A banker = subject compliment (noun #2)


“Banker” is the subject compliment because it re-names or gives more information about the subject.


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