auxiliary verb


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auxiliary verb

Auxiliary verbs (also called helping verbs) are verbs that add functional meaning to other “main” or “full” verbs in a clause. They are used to create different tenses or aspects, to form negatives and interrogatives, or to add emphasis to a sentence. However, they do not have semantic meaning unto themselves.
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auxiliary verb

n. Abbr. aux. or aux. v.
A verb, such as have, can, or will, that accompanies the main verb in a clause and helps to make distinctions in mood, voice, aspect, and tense.

auxiliary verb

n
(Grammar) a verb used to indicate the tense, voice, mood, etc, of another verb where this is not indicated by inflection, such as English will in he will go, was in he was eating and he was eaten, do in I do like you, etc

auxil′iary verb′


n.
a verb used in construction with certain forms of other verbs, as infinitives or participles, to express distinctions of tense, aspect, mood, etc., as did in Did you go?, have in We have spoken, or can in They can see. Also called helping verb.
[1755–65]

auxiliary verb

A verb that accompanies and augments the meaning of a main verb, for example, “can” in “can do.”
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.auxiliary verb - a verb that combines with another verb in a verb phrase to help form tense, mood, voice, or condition of the verb it combines with
verb - the word class that serves as the predicate of a sentence
modal, modal auxiliary, modal auxiliary verb, modal verb - an auxiliary verb (such as `can' or `will') that is used to express modality
Translations
pomocné sloveso
apuverbi
segédige
hjálparsagnorðhjálparsögn
조동사
yardımcı fiil
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.
They are analytic structures in which the auxiliary verb is in the tensed personal form, while the lexical verb takes the shape of the past passive participle.
Auxiliary do forms are also ruled out in declarative sentences already containing an auxiliary verb.
The auxiliary verb "did" does not appear in the answer passage and it should be removed from the question string.
Transitivity implies the use of avere as auxiliary verb in compound tenses,4 but intransitivity does not exclusively imply essere as auxiliary verb.
The negative forms are used together with the suppletive negative auxiliary verb.
Korzybski labeled this little word "is," the "is of identity"--not to be confused with the "is" of predication, the "is" of existence, and "is" used as an auxiliary verb.
Of course, a wish may also be expressed with the modal auxiliary verb "may": "May the king live long," or "May heaven help us.
Anderson's book is a typological study of auxiliary verb constructions based on a large sample of 800 languages.
The researcher approached this question in the context of structure-dependence in language acquisition, specifically in relation to auxiliary fronting in interrogatives (the ability to form the correct interrogative out of declarative based on right movement when the sentence has an auxiliary verb within the subject NP, and thus the auxiliary that appears initially would not be the first auxiliary in the declarative, providing evidence for correct auxiliary fronting).
The adverbs of time just, still, and already usually come either after the first auxiliary verb or before the main verb, and the negative forms yet and anymore usually come at the end of a sentence: