Subject and Object in Complement Control in Language

Abstract

Abstract:-Understanding the meaning of the sentence is related too much to understanding all its components such as: the subject, the object, and the complement. These components are related to the main verb according to which one can define the subject and the object of the sentence. In some kinds of sentences, such as subjectless verbal or predicative complements, defining subject and the object of sentences needs more recognition. In other cases, learners of English may confuse the object of a sentence and the object complement as both of these components can be nominal. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to present a clear distinction between the direct object and object complement, and to illustrate the ways by which one can define the subject of the verb in predicative complements. Moreover, this paper aims at differentiating between the cases of subject and object control in language, which occurs with specific verbs, and its effect on understanding the meaning of a sentence. This paper is designed to survey some studies and to analyse a wide range of examples to show the way by which one can recognise the position of the subject and the object in different kinds of sentence complements, on the first hand, and to enable the learners to control the use of complements in sentences, on the other hand. The study is designed to include two main sections plus an introduction and a conclusion. The first section will deal with the two types of complements; Subject and object complements with their types in language, as a preliminary step for the next section which will deal in detail with the main issue 'complement control in language'.Keywords: Subject complement, Object complement, and Complement control.