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    What is the difference between complement and object in English Grammar ?

    What is the difference between complement and object in English Grammar in a sentence?
    for example : when we say I am tall , tall is object
    but : she speaks English , English is complement
    It is clear to understand when we use object pronouns like:
    I see you ,but i really confused to compare ( i am tall , and She speaks English)?
    Please guide me
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    Re: What is the difference between complement and object in English Grammar ?

    Quote Originally Posted by khanda View Post
    What is the difference between complement and object in English Grammar in a sentence?
    for example : when we say I am tall , tall is object No. In this sentence, 'tall' is the complement.
    but : she speaks English , English is complement No. Here, 'English' is the object.
    It is clear to understand when we use object pronouns like:
    I see you ,but i really confused to compare ( i am tall , and She speaks English)?
    Please guide me
    Thanks,
    Hello, khanda.
    For some information on 'direct object', please see here.

    I hope the link will shed some light on your query.

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    Re: What is the difference between complement and object in English Grammar ?

    Quote Originally Posted by khanda View Post
    What is the difference between complement and object in English grammar in a sentence?

    For example, when we say "I am tall", "tall" is the/an objectbut in "She speaks English", "English" is a complement.
    It is clear to I understand when we use object pronouns like "I see you" but I am really confused when comparing "I am tall" and "She speaks English".

    Please guide help me.
    Thanks.
    Please see my corrections above in red. It is important to follow the rules of written English:

    - Start every sentence (or quoted sentence) with a capital letter.
    - End every sentence with a single, appropriate punctuation mark.
    - Always capitalise the word "I".
    - Do not put a space before a comma, full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.
    - Always put a space after a comma, full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: What is the difference between complement and object in English Grammar ?

    Technically, a verb complement is anything that completes the sense of the verb. In that sense, both of your sentences have complements, but they are different types.

    A transitive verb, such as "speaks" (in this use) can take a direct object as a complement.
    A linking verb, such as "is" (am) can take a predicate adjective or a predicate nominative as a complement. In this case, "tall" is a predicate adjective describing the subject. A predicate nominative is a noun complement that restates the subject, as in "I am a lawyer."

    See more here.

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