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Postby hanuman_2000 » Wed Oct 27, 2004 5:20 am

Sir,

I am a teacher.

I= subject
am= verb(main verb not helping verb)
a teacher = verb complement or subject complement?

Thanks.
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Postby Alan » Thu Oct 28, 2004 9:33 am

Both descriptions apply. It is, more fully expressed, a subjective complement to the copula.
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