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subject complement

noun, Grammar.
1.
a word or a group of words, usually functioning as an adjective or noun, that is used in the predicate following a copula and describes or is identified with the subject of the sentence, as sleepy in The travelers became sleepy.
Also called subjective complement.
Origin of subject complement
1935-1940
First recorded in 1935-40
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