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subject complements predicate nominatives and predicate adjectives

A subject complement is a word or group of words within the complete
predicate that either identifies (with a predicate nominative) or describes (with
a predicate adjective) the subject (doer of the action). There are two types of
subject complements—the predicate adjective (the describer) and the predicate
nominative (the identifier).

As an example, in the sentence, ‘‘Our Town is a play written by Thornton
Wilder,’’ the complete predicate, is a play written by Thornton Wilder, includes
play (predicate nominative), the word that identifies what Our Town is. In
the sentence, ‘‘The play was interesting and inspirational,’’ the complete
predicate, was interesting and inspirational, includes the words interesting and
inspirational (two predicate adjectives) to describe what the play was.

The subject complement is underlined in these sentences.

O’Hare is a very busy airport. (predicate nominative)
Mike Smith is a terrific friend. (predicate nominative)
Indiana’s capital city is Indianapolis. (predicate nominative)
She was the first president of that association. (predicate nominative)
Mitchell’s report was factually correct. (predicate adjective)
The lake’s water was crystal clear. (predicate adjective)
Gary’s parents and grandparents are quite successful in the business world.
(predicate adjective)
The basement was moldy, dusty, and unpainted. (predicate adjectives)

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    Love Compatibility between Libra and Pisces

    Libra and Pisces
    - Love Compatibility Profile :

    When Libra and Pisces come together in a love affair, theirs is a congenial and even-tempered romance. These two Signs are very compatible, making for a truly smooth-sailing love affair. Both Signs are attuned to life's aesthetic side, but they also have much to offer one another: When Pisces gets lost in a fantasy, Libra can apply that Libran proclivity for balance to help get Pisces back on track, and Pisces can return the favor by helping Libra see the beauty in love and empathy. This is an honest partnership that values truth and harmony in itself and in the world.
    Libra and Pisces make great friends as well as lovers. They understand one another: Both can be indecisive and tend to work in multiple directions at once. Problems between these two are rare, but Libra can at times be too mentally manipulating for Pisces. Sometimes they can also stop mid-action due to both of their indecisive natures; if these two work on a project together -- either their love relationship or something else -- it can be difficult to get it to move forward. If these two do have an argument, they do tend to forgive and forget quickly: Libra abhors conflict and will do almost anything to avoid it, and Pisces possesses great empathy and can forgive out of understanding for their partner's position.
    Libra is ruled by Venus (Love) and Pisces is ruled by Jupiter (Luck) and Neptune (Illusions). These Signs are quite compatible due to the feminine energies of Venus and Neptune working in tandem. Under Jupiter and Neptune's rule, Pisces is intensely meditative, philosophical and internal. Under Venus's influence, Libra is in love with love. Libra is the Sign of Partnership and always is more comfortable when in an intimate love affair.
    Libra is an Air Sign and Pisces is a Water Sign. These two Signs together combine their heads and their hearts to solve all problems -- a winning combination. The best decisions are made with both the emotions and the intellect; this relationship tends to be extremely flexible and progressive. When problems occur, however, the communication breaks down between Libra and Pisces. Libra, who can at times be mentally manipulative, may give Pisces ""the silent treatment."" In this partnership there's always an undercurrent of friction but neither partner will ever truly be the leader. Although they may disagree often, their differences of opinion don't last long. Their only real trouble may result from their tendency to slow down to the point of stopping when they get together.
    Libra is a Cardinal Sign and Pisces is a Mutable Sign. Libra comes up with new ideas and starts new projects and Pisces is happy to go along with them, taking any role ""assigned"" them. If these two take on a project other than their love relationship, they will work well together; both are outwardly modest, and Libra likes a bit of recognition while Pisces doesn't mind the passenger's seat. Also, if Libra generates a new idea but then suddenly loses interest (as sometimes happens), Pisces doesn't mind switching directions as well.
    What's the best aspect of a Libra-Pisces relationship? Their mutual interest in helping individuals and the world around them. They are well-matched in their enthusiasm, energy and desire for a sincere relationship.


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