Auxiliary Verb

“Auxiliary Verb: A verb that combines with the main verb to show differences in tense, person and voice. The most common auxiliaries are forms of be, do, and have. I am going; we did not go; they have gone.”

Excerpted from: Strunk, William Jr., and E.B. White. The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition. New York: Longman, 2000.

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