“Compliment” vs. “Complement”: How To Pick The Right WordCompliment and complement are commonly confused terms because they're pronounced alike and originally shared some meanings ...
What Are Gerunds?A gerund is a verb form that ends in -ing and functions as a noun or object in a sentence or phrase. Though a gerund may look like a verb, it doesn’t behave like one in a sentence. A gerund can act as the subject of a sentence, as the object of a preposition, or as the object of a verb. When a gerund has …
Origin of subjective complement
First recorded in 1920–25
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