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auxiliary verbnoun [C]

 us   /ɔɡˈzɪl·jə·ri ˈvɜrb/
grammar a verb that gives grammatical information that is not given by the main verb of a sentence: "Has" is an auxiliary verb in the sentence "She has finished her book."
(Definition of auxiliary verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “auxiliary verb”
in Arabic فَعل مُساعِد…
in Korean 조동사…
in Portuguese verbo auxiliar…
in Catalan verb auxiliar…
in Japanese (文法)助動詞…
in Turkish yardımcı fiil…
in Russian вспомогательный глагол…
in Italian verbo ausiliario…
in Polish czasownik posiłkowy…
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