Subject and object complement exercise

Underline the complement and state whether it is subject complement or object complement

1. We elected Gopal President.

2. She is an engineer.

3. Mary looked upset.

4. They named the boy Aryan.

5. They made me secretary of the association.

6. The jury found him guilty.

7. We chose him our leader.

8. The Romans wanted to crown Caesar king.

9. They found the town deserted.

10. The noise drove him mad.

11. That book made her famous.

12. He painted the car red.

13. We found the house abandoned.

14. He thought the plan unviable.

15. We find the cost of living rather high.

16. We consider the matter very urgent.

17. He remained a bachelor.

18. He looked upset.

19. The mob turned violent.

20. That sounds interesting.

Answers

1. We elected Gopal President. (Verb – elected; object – Gopal; object complement – president)

2. She is an engineer. (Verb of incomplete predication – is; subject complement – engineer)

3. Mary looked upset. (Intransitive verb – looked; subject complement – upset)

4. They named the boy Aryan. (Verb – named; object – the boy; object complement – Aryan)

5. They made me secretary of the association. (Verb – made; object – me; object complement – secretary of the association)

6. The jury found him guilty. (Verb – found; object – him; object complement – guilty)

7. We chose him our leader. (Verb – chose; object – him; object complement – our leader)

8. The Romans wanted to crown Caesar king. (Verb – wanted to crown; object – Caesar; object complement – king)

9. They found the town deserted. (Verb – found; object – the town; object complement – deserted)

10. The noise drove him mad. (Verb – drove; object – him; object complement – mad)

11. That book made her famous. (Verb – made; object – her; object complement – famous)

12. He painted the car red. (Verb – painted; object – the car; object complement – red)

13. We found the house abandoned. (Verb – found; object – the house; object complement – abandoned)

14. He thought the plan unviable. (Verb – thought; object – the plan; object complement – unviable)

15. We find the cost of living rather high. (Verb – find; object – the cost of living; object complement – rather high)

16. We consider the matter very urgent. (Verb – consider; object – the matter; object complement – very urgent)

17. He remained a bachelor. (Intransitive verb – remained; subject complement – a bachelor)

18. He looked upset. (Intransitive verb – looked; subject complement – upset)

19. The mob turned violent. (Intransitive verb – turned; subject complement – violent)

20. That sounds interesting. (Intransitive verb – sounds; subject complement – interesting)

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