predicate nominative

predicate nominative
noun Date: 1887 a noun or pronoun in the nominative or common case completing the meaning of a copula

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  • Subject complement — In grammar, a subject complement is a phrase or clause that follows a linking verb (copula) and complements, or completes, the subject of the sentence by either (1) renaming it or (2) describing it. The former, a renaming noun (or sometimes a… …   Wikipedia

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