The article must match the case:
|Masculine||der Mann||Masculine||ein Mann|
|Feminine||die Frau||Feminine||eine Frau|
|Neuter||das Kind||Neuter||ein Kind|
|Plural||die Eltern||Plural||- Eltern|
The subject is always in the nominative case! No Exceptions!!
(Info: The subject is the person/thing that is acting. It tells you how to conjugate the verb.)
The subject complement is not the subject, but it describes a characteristic of the subject and therefore is in the nominative case.
It is only the subject complement when „werden“ or „sein“ is the main verb of the sentence.
⇒ Sein („ist“) is the main verb.
⇒ Sein („ist“) is only a helping verb (used to help create the perfect tense) ⇒ no nominative case after „sein“
The subject is often at the beginning of the sentence, but it can also be in the middle.
If there is somethings else that´s more important, then the person/thing that is performing the action (the subject) goes behind the conjugated verb. (More information: Sentence Structure)
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