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Auxiliary Verbs

Auxiliary verbs are commonly referred to as "helping" verbs. They add detail to the main verbs. Some common auxiliary verbs are: be, been, is, are, was, were, will, can, has, have, had, do, does, did, could, should, would. For example, consider the following sentence:

Emma could have run the race a lot faster; she might have won first place.

Here, "could", "might", and "have" are the auxiliary verbs.


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