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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
- 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.
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."
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