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What are Auxiliary Verbs? Grammar Review

Auxiliary verbs are used to form tenses, moods and voices of other verbs. The most used auxiliary verbs are “be, do, have”. These verbs are also used as full verbs. An auxiliary verb is always used with another verb. Auxiliaries are used both in active and passive voice. An auxiliary verb is also known as a “helping verb, helper verb or just, “Auxiliary”. In other words, they help full verbs with tenses and facts. Auxiliaries help form “Questions, as well as, positive and negative statements”.

Auxiliary Verb Examples

Q: Am I reading a book at the moment? A: Yes, I am or No, I am not!

Q: Are you working now? A: Yes, I am or No, I am not!

Q: Are we going to the zoo this weekend? A: Yes, we are or No, we are not!

Q: Are they coming over for dinner tonight? A: Yes, they are or No!

Q: Is he arriving soon? A: Yes, he is or No, he is not!

Q: Is she going to meet you later? A: Yes, she is or No, she is not!

Q: Is it working now? A: Yes, it is or No, It is not!

Q: Do you travel often? A: Yes, I do or No, I do not!

Q: Do we like pizza? Yes, of course we do!

Q: Do they always cook outside? No, only in summer!

Q: Does he work late at night? Not usually!

Q: Does she always wear a dress? Yes, most of the time!

Q: Does it always play with toys? Yes, as often as possible!

Q: Have I eaten breakfast? Actually, no I have not!

Q: Have you got the time? Yes, it is four o’clock!

Q: Have we checked all our luggage? No, here is the last suitcase!

Q: Have they told you when they will arrive? Yes, seven o’clock!

Q: Has he offered to help you? Yes, he will help later today!

Q: Has she bought a new car? Yes, an SUV!

Q: Has it rained all day? Yes, cats and dogs!

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