Auxiliary verb-Its types



Auxiliary verb

A verb which helps another verb to form certain tense or mood is called an auxiliary verb. Auxiliary verbs are also called helping verbs. They have no meaning on their own. We usually use helping verbs with main verbs.


Look at the following sentences :

  1. He was going.
    (Going-main verb, was-auxiliary verb)
  2. She has played.
    (Played-main verb, has-auxiliary verb)
  3. Do you write?
    (Write-main verb, do-auxiliary verb)

Auxiliary verbs are of two types :

  1. Primary auxiliary verb.
  2. Modal auxiliary verb.




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