Complementary Object

Complementary Object :

Verbs of choosing, calling, naming, making and thinking may take two objects referring to the same person or thing.

The first of these is the direct object and the second which completes the sense of the predicate is called a
predicate objective .

1. We chose Oscar president. [Oscar is the direct object of chose. President is the predicate objective.]

2. I call John my friend.

3. They thought the man a coward.

4. Make my house your home.

The predicate objective is often called the
complementary object or the objective attribute . It is classed as a complement .

An adjective may serve as predicate objective.

1. I call this ship unseaworthy.

2. Your letter made your sister anxious.

3. What makes Edwin so careless?

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