Auxiliary verbs


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(Gram.) See Auxiliary, n., 3.

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References in classic literature ?
He - probably swayed by prudential consideration of the folly of offending a good tenant - relaxed a little in the laconic style of chipping off his pronouns and auxiliary verbs, and introduced what he supposed would be a subject of interest to me, - a discourse on the advantages and disadvantages of my present place of retirement.
so ran the questions, considerably devoid of auxiliary verbs and such details of construction.
The fourth rule is that auxiliary verbs usually take the present form of the principal verb except for the auxiliary verbs "to have "and "to be.
Presumably, the author of the note has remembered that subjunctives are used in Latin to express potential facts or states of affairs, as English does with modal auxiliary verbs like 'could,' 'would,' or 'may,' but has either forgotten that this is only one of many uses of the subjunctive or simply has not bothered to go look at the passage in Bacon to see how he uses it there.
One example of overgeneralization is the unnecessary addition of auxiliary verbs which is evident from the data provided in Table (v):
In the same way we always use first form after model auxiliary verbs i.
However, we use modal auxiliary verbs (can, could, do, may, might, must, shall, should, will, would) to express feelings, such as beliefs, doubts, guesses, and regrets, as well as to ask questions and make requests.
Alternatively, however, in similar linguistic contexts with additional auxiliary verbs such as 'what will Mary say?
She traces the emergence and further development of the Sogdian periphrastic perfect employing the auxiliary verbs "be" and "have," and shows that during its succeeding stages Sogdian traveled along a path of syntactic changes that was previously thought to be specific to the European Sprachbund.
Hebrew lacks a dedicated, grammatically distinct set of auxiliary verbs like English can ~ could, may ~ might, must, shall ~ should, will ~ would, instead relying on predicative operators that are often morphologically anomalous, invariably followed by a verb in the infinitive, e.
Some time the above verbs are not necessarily auxiliary verbs (for instance "is" in what is family?
Such elements may be epistemic modals, auxiliary verbs, and later in the acquisition process finite lexical verbs.