How to identify the Regimen Supplement

How to identify the Regimen Supplement


It is known as Regimen Supplement or Supplement, but it is also one of the most difficult sentence complements in Spanish when it comes to recognizing or, at least, this is the case during the syntactic analysis carried out by high school students in language class. To prevent that from happening, the following OneHowTo article explains how to recognize the Regimen Supplement in a sentence.

Steps to follow:


The first thing to do when parsing a sentence is locate the main verb.

For example, if we want to analyze the phrase ‘Silvia has Ana for work‘You have to look for the verb which in this case is’ account’.


Once the verb has been located, you have to point out the subject and predicate. To find out the subject, the verb (Who?) Is asked and the answer is the subject.

So who is counting on Ana for work? The answer is Silvia, so Silvia is the subject of the sentence. The rest is the predicate.


When the subject and predicate have already been identified, we analyze the predicate. To know if what accompanies the verb is a Regimen Complement, it is necessary to take into account that the verbs that rule preposition They are accompanied by a regime supplement. This type of verbs would be for example: count on, trust, fall in love with, remember, date, talk with … There are many verbs that govern preposition.


The preposition that carry this type of verbs it’s essential so that the verb has meaning. This is another of the characteristics of the Regime Supplement.


Therefore, when you find yourself analyzing a predicate, if the question you ask the verb has an indispensable preposition, what accompanies that verb will be a Regimen Complement. For instance,with who Silvia account for work? With Ana. So, ‘with Ana’ would be the Regimen Complement.

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