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See also: auxiliary-verb
- (grammar) A verb that accompanies the main verb in a clause in order to make distinctions in tense, mood, voice or aspect.
- For usage examples of this term, see Citations:auxiliary verb.
- (sometimes) temporal auxiliary verb, temporal auxiliary
- (sometimes) modal auxiliary verb, modal auxiliary
a helping verb
examples of English auxiliary verbs
- Other types of verbs: Wikisaurus:verb