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The three auxiliary verbs in English are be, do, and have.

Be

Be is used with a verb~ing to make continuous forms. All continuous sentences need the auxiliary verb, be.

Be is also used with past participles to make passive sentences.

Review - Auxiliary Verbs (Part 1)

Review - Auxiliary Verbs (Part 1)


Do

Do, does, or did are used in the present or past simple tenses. Generally, they are used mainly in questions and negative sentences.

Do, does, or did are also used to express emphasis.

Review - Auxiliary Verbs (Part 2)

Review - Auxiliary Verbs (Part 2)


Have

Have is used with past participles to make perfect verb forms.

Have or have got can be used for present possession or obligation. Notice the differences:

These are both possible only in the present tenses. For other tenses, only use have for possession or obligation.

Have is used instead of have got in many phrases and expressions.

Review - Auxiliary Verbs (Part 3)

Review - Auxiliary Verbs (Part 3)


Other uses of auxiliary verbs in English:

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Review - Auxiliary Verbs (Part 4)

Review - Auxiliary Verbs (Part 4)


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