Complement (definition)

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A phrase that completes the meaning of a predicate or head. Complements are often obligatory.

  • The book of poems (complement to a N)
  • To the store (complement to a P)
  • afraid of spiders (complement to an adjective)
  • ate waffles (complement to a verb)

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Carnie, Andrew (2006) Syntax: A Generative Introduction 2nd Edition. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.