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Auxiliary Verbs

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Grammar: Auxiliary Verbs

Definition of an auxiliary verb.
  • An auxiliary verb is:
  • a word that modifies the meaning of another verb in a sentence
  • also known as a helping verb
  • There are three auxiliary verbs in English which are irregular verbs and can be used as main verbs in a sentence
  • "be" is used with the present participle in progressive (continuous) verbs and with the past participle in the passive voice
  • "do", "don't", "does", and "doesn't" are used with negative statements and questions in the present simple tense while "did" and "didn't" are used in the past simple tense
  • "have" is used with the past participle to form the perfect aspect
  • Modal verbs are also auxiliary verbs but they cannot function as a main verb
Auxiliary Verb Examples
  • She is the school teacher.
  • The cars are in the garage.
  • The dog does this every day.
  • They do their homework before watching television.
  • He still has the papers.
  • They have many different shoes on display.
From YOUR Teacher: Auxiliary Verbs

Auxiliary verbs are very difficult to learn. You simply need to study them as much as possible.
 
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