Regrettable, just as you have it.
This plant is a biennial, it takes two years to grow from seed to fruition and die.. ---- 2. The commonwealth Games are one biennial after the Olympic Games. ----- 2. This is dubious, biennial is a botanical term, biannual would be better for a period of time (occuring every two years). The sentence would read better as - The Commonwealth Games are two years after the Olympic Games.
The following are examples of modal auxiliary verbs: * can, could, will, would, shall, should, may, might, must Aside from the modals, there are other kinds of auxiliary verbs, including forms of:
* have, be and do
The predicate is the part of the sentences that is not the subject and its modifiers. A predicate is the verb and the words that follow the verb that are related to that verb. A sentence can have one or more predicates. A predicate may be just a verb.
The simple predicate is the verb or verb phrase in the sentence (the simple predicate includes helper verbs such as did and can, but not adverbs).
The complete predicate includes the verb and all the words that go with it to tell about the subject.
For Example: "I did not go to school."
Complete predicate - did not go to school
Simple predicate - did go
Examples of predicates in bold:
Mary is driving. (the predicate is a verb only)
He will come soon. (soon is an adverb modifying the verb 'will come')
Mom made some chocolate chip cookies.
We had some lunch and then went to the movie. (this sentence has two predicates)