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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...

Modal 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. Modal auxiliaries The verbs will, would, shall, should, can, could, may,...

How To Identify Verbs

Verbs are the most important words in sentences. A verb is an action word. That means it refers to some sort of activity. Identifying verbs is easy. Here are a few tips. Verbs typically exhibit the...

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 to catch the thief. (They could...