[The source] is about the completers of thoughts, it is appropriate to include a brief description of complements. A complement (...) is any word or phrase that completes the sense of a subject, an object, or a verb. As you will see, the terminology describing predicates and complements can
overlapand be a bit
confusing. Students are probably wise to learn one set of terms, not both.
● A subject complement follows a linking verb; it is normally an adjective or a noun that renames or defines in some way the subject.
● Adjective complements = predicate adjectives.
● Noun complements = predicate nouns = predicate nominatives. See predicates, above.
● An object complement follows and modifies or refers to a direct object. It can be a noun or adjective or any word acting as a noun or adjective.
● A verb complement is a direct or indirect object of a verb. (See above.)
Comparing predicates vs complements, what else
overlap[s] or is
confusing? I simplified the exposition above and want to master both sets of terms (for predicates and complements).