Mar 12, 2022
Verbs Review 2
Auxiliary verbs: Where they are used. • are used together with a main verb to give grammatical information & therefore add extra meaning to a sentence (it is the information that is not given by the main verb). • They are used to form the passive voice. • They are used to form the continuous tense. • They are used to form the perfect tense. • "to be,” Do & Have are irregular verbs. And can be used as main verbs. • The verbs “to be” & to have are the most commonly used auxiliary verbs. And work alongside the main verbs in any statement. Modal verbs are also auxiliary verbs (ex: are can, could, may, might, must, shall, should, will, and would), they differ from the others in that they can never function as a main verb
Primary Auxiliary Verbs 1. Do - Does - Did Do is used with the Present Simple tense. DO, DON'T, DOES & DOESN'T are used for questions and negatives in the Present Simple Tense. • Do-Does are used as part of the sentence structure for negative statements/sentences with the present simple tense. • Do- Does are used as part of the sentence structure for questions, with the Present Simple tense. Did is used with the Past Simple tense. • Did is used as part of the sentence structure for negative statements/sentences with the Past Simple tense. • Did is used as part of the sentence structure for questions, with the past simple tense. Verbs “to be” are Auxiliary Verbs: “to be” is used with the Present Participle in Continuous (Progressive) Verbs. It is also used with the Past Participle in the Passive
2. Am - Is - Are -Was – Were HAVE/HAS/HAD is used with the Present/Past Participle to form the Perfect Aspect (Key words are Auxiliary Verbs). 3. Have - Has -Had DO, “to be” & HAVE are the English Auxiliary verbs used in a negative structure, a question or to show tense. To be”: Be is the most common verb in the English language. It can be used as an auxiliary and a main verb. It is used a lot in its other forms. DO: The verb do is one of the most common verbs in English. It can be used as an Auxiliary & a main verb. It is often used in questions.