Complement is the word, phrase or clause that adds additional meaning to a word of a sentence. Just like the dictionary definition of the word complement i.e. to enhance something or give a better understanding if it, the complements of English grammar does the same.
In this article, I will discuss about object complement, their meaning, usage and how they are different from their other type subject complement. If you wish to get more knowledge about subject complements, read my other article named ‘Subject Complement’.
He ate strawberry ice cream.
Likewise, an object complement is a word or phrase that describes more about the object of the sentence. In other words, a word that adds more meaning to the object is referred to as object complement.
Consider the above example in which Lucas is the object and head of staff is a noun or a group of words that act as a noun and answers the question what and who about the object. Thus, head of staff is the object complement in this sentence.