predicate nominative

A predicate nominative is also called a subject complement or a predicate noun. The predicate nominative typically follows the verb to be. Sometimes a predicate nominative can follow a linking verb. It restates or defines the grammatical subject of the sentence or clause. The following predicate nominatives are underlined:

She is my friend.
Susan was an excellent leader.
Stephanie seems an honest woman.

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