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Recognizing Nominal Complements

Look for a clause with a linking verb as the main verb.

Look for a predicate that contains a nominal phrase. The nominal phrase will relate to the subject.

The subject is written in blue; the nominal complement is written in red.

 

Roses are aromatic flowers.  

The earth is seventy-five percent water.

The Sahara is a large desert.

Professor Anderson is a mathematician.