Lesson 197 – Parts of the Sentence – Objective Complement

An objective complement can be a noun or an adjective which follows the direct object renaming or modifying it. It is used with verbs like make, name, call, choose, elect, and appoint. It is not set off with commas as an appositive is. Example: I call my dog Badger.
A verb that has an objective complement in the active voice may in the passive voice have a predicate nominative or a predicate adjective. Examples: My dog is called Badger by me. I consider my dog smart. My dog is considered smart by me.
Instructions: Find the objective complements in the following sentences and tell whether they are nouns or adjectives.
1. The man down the lane calls his farm Alfalfa.
2. The sergeant appointed the new recruit leader of the group.
3. Diligent practice can make one a skilled person.
4. Many people named Lincoln the best President.
5. Your irritableness makes everyone moody.
–For answers scroll down.

Answers:
1. Alfalfa – noun
2. leader – noun
3. person – noun
4. President – noun
5. moody – adjective

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