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    Hi, Can anyone help me what adjective complement is?

    Here are two examples I saw in the online when I searched through Google, In that they mention the bold and underline words are adjective complement but I think they are adverbials. Can any one help me what they are exactly and what the term adjective complement means?

    1. She was happy to sleep.
    2. She was reluctant to tell her parents.

    Thanks in advance,
    sandy

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandyy View Post
    Hi, Can anyone help me what adjective complement is?

    Here are two examples I saw in the online when I searched through Google, In that they mention the bold and underline words are adjective complement but I think they are adverbials. Can any one help me what they are exactly and what the term adjective complement means?

    1. She was happy to sleep.
    2. She was reluctant to tell her parents.

    Thanks in advance,
    sandy
    Yes, they are in fact adjective compliments modifying the adjectives happy and reluctant respectively.

    An adjective complement adds meaning to an adjective or modifies it. These complements always follow the adjectives they modify by providing necessary support to complete its meaning, and can be NOUN CLAUSES or PREPOSITIONAL PHRASES.

    Examples: YOUNG CHILDREN ARE OFTEN AFRAID OF THE DARK.
    - “of the dark” (required prepositional phrase) complementing the adjective “afraid”.
    . THE PARENTS SEEM EAGER TO GET THEIR CHILDREN ADMITTED TO THAT SCHOOL.
    - “to get their children admitted to that school” a noun phrase complementing the adjective “eager”

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    Default Re: What is adjective complement?

    Quote Originally Posted by sarat_106 View Post
    Yes, they are in fact adjective compliments modifying the adjectives happy and reluctant respectively.

    An adjective complement adds meaning to an adjective or modifies it. These complements always follow the adjectives they modify by providing necessary support to complete its meaning, and can be NOUN CLAUSES or PREPOSITIONAL PHRASES.

    Examples: YOUNG CHILDREN ARE OFTEN AFRAID OF THE DARK.
    - “of the dark” (required prepositional phrase) complementing the adjective “afraid”.
    . THE PARENTS SEEM EAGER TO GET THEIR CHILDREN ADMITTED TO THAT SCHOOL.
    - “to get their children admitted to that school” a noun phrase complementing the adjective “eager”

    Thanks sarat for your answer. can you tell me where I can find to read an article on this topic?

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