Complement (definition)

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A word, phrase or clause that is a necessary part of a sentence because it is needed to complete the semantic meaning of the sentence. For example in the sentence, The bunny jumped over the log, the log, is a complement because without it the sentence would be incomplete.

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