I am not sure whether my question is correct or incorrect but a question arose in my mind about VERB COMPLEMENT when reading the book namely (Wren & Martin).

The sentence was:

Seeing is believing.

In the given sentence, whether 'believing' is VERB COMPLEMENT or SUBJECT COMPLEMENT?

As I have done my research on this sentence on Google and studied about complement and its types as well as uses. So I am really confused to distinguish between Subject complement and verb complement in the given example.

Thanks in advance!


Seeing is believing.

This is an example of subject complement. The statement asserts that to see some thing implies that one will believe in the existence of that thing. "Believing" redefines "seeing", making it a subject complement.

"Is" is this verb in this sentence. "Believing" would be a verb complement if we thought that it applied to "is". This would imply that "seeing" was somehow existing in a manner described as believing, which doesn't really make sense.

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