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Modal Auxiliary Verb Must

Must is a modal auxiliary verb. It has no –s in the third person singular. He must go. (NOT He musts go…) Must is followed by an infinitive without to. I must get some rest. You must finish the report today itself. You must...

Do As An Ordinary Verb And An Auxiliary Verb

Do has three main uses. As an Auxiliary Verb The auxiliary do is used to make emphatic, interrogative and negative verb forms. It is followed by an infinitive without to. Did you post the letters? Do you like football? This doesn’t taste very nice Do sit...

Primary Auxiliary Verbs

An auxiliary verb is one which helps other verbs to make tenses, passive forms etc. There are two groups – primary auxiliaries and modal auxiliaries. Primary auxiliaries Be, do, have and their various forms are called primary auxiliaries. Be is used with other...

Primary Auxiliaries

The primary auxiliaries are of three kinds: be, do and have. Each of them has different forms. Be The auxiliary be has five forms: is, am, are, was and were. Be also has a present participle (being) and a past participle (been) form. I am writing a novel. He is working on a...

Auxiliary Verb Equivalents

Be able to Be able to can be used to talk about ability. It often has the same meaning as can/could. He is able to support her. (He can support her.) They were able...