retained object complement

retained object complement

noun Grammar.
an object complement that is kept in its predicative position following the verb when the verb is transformed into the passive voice, as genius in He was considered a genius from (They ) considered him a genius.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To retained object complement
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: retained object
Next Definition: retained testis
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for retained object complement
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing retained object complement
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature