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Auxiliary Or Helping Verbs

What are Auxiliary Or Helping Verbs?

A verb of this type helps the main verb in a sentence. It comes before the main verb in a sentence. A helping verb has no meaning on its own. Auxiliary verb is used forming the tense, moods and voices.

The following are some examples of helping verbs: is, am, are, was, were, will, has, have.

There is another kind of auxiliary verb called a modal verb. The modal verbs are can, could, may, might, must, ought to, shall, should, will, and would. The modal auxiliary verbs never change their forms.
  • Maria is eating a chocolate.

  • She will meet her sister tomorrow.

  • He does not like juice.

  • They have gone to the party.

  • Has she just meet her father?

  • She has just gone.

  • He has just finished his homework.

  • I am eating.

  • They are playing.

  • He is reading a story.

  • They were watching t.v.

  • He was playing.

  • I was eating dinner.

  • She can make a dress.

  • Holly can speak French.

  • May I sit here?

  • Here are some examples of auxiliary verbs being used to express mood.

  • This house was built by him.

  • A song will be sung by Molly.

  • Here are some examples of auxiliary verbs expressing voice.

  • Have they just come?

  • Don't forget your key.

List Of Auxiliary Verbs

  • be [is, am, are, was, were, being]

  • do [does, did, doing]

  • have [has, had, having]

  • may

  • might

  • must

  • will

  • shall

  • would

  • should

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