I can see how this might be confusing as predicament would also work, but emergency is the better fit in this sentence.
i’m sorry, but this question confuses me. could you clear it up a bit? i’d love to !
a few of the committee members did not attend.
simple predicate. this is the correct version. "attend" is the main verb. as there is one verb , the predicate is simple. the verb says what the subject : a few of the committee member did not do: to attend the meeting.
these options are wrong:
-predicate adjective. in the given sentence, there is not any adjective in the predicate attached to the subject through "to be". for example, in this sentence: the committee members were tired. , the underlined word is a predicative adjective.
-predicate nominative. in the given sentence, there is not a noun in the predicate attached to the subject though the verb "to be". for example, in this sentence: it is mrs charlston. , the underlined word is a predicative nominative.
-complete predicate. in the given sentence, there are not two verbs. for example, in the sentence: the committee discussed and voted for a solution., the underlined verbs make up a complete predicate.