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Transcript
NOT “COMPLIMENTS”
COMPLEMENTS – THINK “COMPLETERS”
 1. Come after a transitive verb
 2. answer who? Or what?
 3. can be a single word, a phrase, or a
clause
 4. must be a noun or pronoun
 Craig will read the book tomorrow.
 David finally repaired his broken window.
 Toby loves cooking scones. (phrase as DO)
 (Step 1. Find the verb = loves)
 (Step 2. Ask What? = cooking scones)
 The cat wants to eat our goldfish. (phrase as DO)
 (Step 1. Find the verb = wants)
 (Step 2. Ask What? = to eat our goldfish)
 She thought that the contract had ended. (clause as DO)
 (Step 1. Find the verb = thought)
 (Step 2. Ask What? = that the contract had ended)
 1. come after a transitive verb
 2. answer to whom? Or for whom?
 Examples:
 The teacher sent him a postcard.
 Mrs. Rogers will give her class an essay every nine weeks.
 Every time I ask her a question, she ignores me.
 A noun, a pronoun, or an adjective which follows
a direct object to rename or describe it
 Examples:
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I found the guard sleeping.
We all consider her unworthy.
To obtain a man's opinion of you, make him mad.
 1. come after linking verbs
 The following verbs are true linking verbs: any form of the verb be
[am, is, are, was, were, has been, are being, might have been, etc.],
become, and seem. These true linking verbs are always linking
verbs.
 2. rename (predicate nominative) or describe (predicate
adjective) the subject
 **Some verbs can be linking or action depending on
how they are used in the sentence: appear, feel, grow,
look, prove, remain, smell, sound, taste, and turn.**
Sarah proved the theory to be true.
Studying the theory proved useless.
She grows flowers in her garden.
Melissa grows impatient with slow drivers.
 Brandon is a talented athlete.
 Brandon becomes embarrassed when people
compliment his skill.
 That pie looks burnt to a cinder. (phrase as SC)
 I am sensitive when it comes to children.
 Mary seems inquisitive when she is in class.
 This new broccoli dish tastes delicious.
 Mariah sent me a card from Spain.
 Does this spider look dead to you?
 Ralph and Antwan will silk-screen the posters for the
school play.
 Fruits and vegetables are important sources of
vitamins and minerals.
 Alex offered me two free tickets to Friday’s concert.
 He set the caged animals free.