Definition: The object complement renames or describes the direct object the same way the subject complement renames or describes the subject.
The class voted Hilary most friendly. (friendly describes Hilary)
His late arrival had his mother worried. (worried describes the mother)
Practice What You've Learned
- Use the toolbar above to mark up the sentences. Underline the subject once. Underline the verb twice. Circle the direct object. Put a dotted line under the object complement.
- Our class elected Jason class president.
- The Victorians once considered that dress the height of style.
- The referee declared the other team the winner.
- My mother's nagging made me angry.
- Jennifer painted her bedroom walls purple.
- The designer felt the painting's colors too bright for the room.
- I call my grandmother Nana.
- The agent labeled the folder top secret.
- The students voted Louisa most friendly.
- Jake prefers his pizza cold.