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auxiliary verb

auxiliary verb

 
pronunciation:
awg zIl y ri vuhrb [or] awg zI l ri vuhrb
part of speech: noun
definition: a verb used in conjunction with a main verb in a clause that assists the main verb in reflecting aspects, voices, moods, and tenses. In the sentence "They have escaped," the main verb is "escaped," and the auxiliary verb is "have."
The verbs "do," "be," and "have" are often used as auxiliary verbs.
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