An auxiliary verb is a combination of Primary auxiliary and the modals.
An Auxiliary verb is a helping verb used with a main verb to form a verb phrase. It indicates tense, mood, grammatical aspects of the main verb.
Three primary forms of primary auxiliary verbs are : "Be", "Have", "Do"
1. Yes, I have a pen.
2. I am speaking to you now.
3. No. I did not do that.
The modal verbs are: Shall, Should, Will, Would, Can, Could, May, Might.
Modals are also known as modal auxiliary verb. Modal Verbs are verbs that help the main verb to express one of the following:
Some of the Primary auxiliary sentences from the lesson "Desert Animals" are:
- I have read a lot of information about the desert animals.
- So they have had to find different ways of coping with the harsh conditions.
- Moreover, mongooses had a responsibility to take care of their babies.
- You have to know about the two kinds of camel.
- Few snakes have to eat more than once a week.
- What will the desert animals do?
- Camels have long, shaggy winter coats to keep warm.
- If they have nothing to eat for several days, their humps shrink as the fat is used up.
- So desert animals have to find different ways of coping.
- The Dromedary has only a single hump.
- It has a speciality of poking their nose into holes.
- The mongoose has sharp paws and claws where it can easily scratch the ground.
- The Bactrian camel has two humps on it.
- Snake can kill a human being with just one bite.
- Its frightening rattle can be heard as far as thirty metres away.
- The snake can feel the movement.
- The larger pythons can survive for a year or more without eating.
- They have had to find different ways of coping with the harsh conditions.
A few sentences using Modals from the lesson "Desert Animals" are:
- Desert is the place where you could not find water.
- The gerbils will run away.
- Snakes can smell the person.
- The gerbils will run faster.
- It will coil ready to bite.
- You must look down the hump of the camel.