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WHEN DO WE USUALLY USE AUXILIARY VERBS AUXILIARY: DO, HAVE, ETC… MODAL: CAN, MUST, ETC…

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1 WHEN DO WE USUALLY USE AUXILIARY VERBS AUXILIARY: DO, HAVE, ETC… MODAL: CAN, MUST, ETC…

2 AUXILIARY VERBS We use them in short answers, instead of answering just Yes / No. Examples: Do you speak French? Yes, I do. Quite well.

3 AUXILIARY VERBS To avoid repeating the main verb / verb phrase. Example: I like dogs but my husband doesnt

4 AUXILIARY VERBS With so and neither to say that something is the same. Use so+subject+auxiliary with a positive verb, and neither(or nor) +subject+auxiliary with a negative verb. Example: I loved the film. So did I I havent finished yet. Neither have I Hes a doctor and so is his wife

5 AUXILIARY VERBS To make echo Questions to show interest. Example: A:I went to a psychic yesterday. B: Did you?

6 AUXILIARY VERBS To show emphasis in a positive sentence. With the present/past simple, add do / does / did before the main verb. With other auxiliaries stress the auxiliary verb. Example: You didnt lock the door. I did lock it, I promise. Silvia isnt coming. She is coming. Ive just spoken to her.

7 AUXILIARY VERBS To make questions tags. Use a positive question tag with a negative verb and a negative question tag with a positive verb. Question tags are often used simply to ask another person to agree with you. E.g.: Its a nice day, isnt it? Question tags can also be used to check something you think is true. E.g.: Shes a painter, isnt she? Other examples: You wont forget, will you?


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