AUXILIARY VERB

refers to a verb that is used to indicate the tense, mood, or voice of another verb. For example: in Do you pray? the auxiliary verb is do. Other common auxiliary verbs in the English language are: can, could, shall, should, will, would, may, might, and must. Also known as auxiliary.

AUXILIARY VERB: "The person used the auxiliary verb can in the sentence Can you pray? to indicate the voice of the verb pray."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "AUXILIARY VERB," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/auxiliary-verb/ (accessed November 14, 2019).
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