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auxiliary verb

noun [C]
 
 
a verb that is used with another verb to form tenses, negatives, and questions. In English the auxiliary verbs are 'be', 'have', and 'do'.Verb forms, tenses and types of verbs
Translations of “auxiliary verb”
in Korean 조동사…
in Arabic فَعل مُساعِد…
in Portuguese verbo auxiliar…
in Catalan verb auxiliar…
in Japanese (文法)助動詞…
in Italian verbo ausiliario…
in Russian вспомогательный глагол…
in Turkish yardımcı fiil…
in Polish czasownik posiłkowy…
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