29+ Auxiliary Verb Examples : Sentences, Uses And Detailed Explanations


Here the readers can find the definition of  Auxiliary Verb along with its uses and detailed information with auxiliary verb examples and explanations.

The Auxiliary Verb which has another name the Helping Verb is very important in speech and writing.  The main Auxiliary Verbs are be, do and have. There are different forms of Auxiliary Verbs according to its function and it is understood by the changes that come on the basic auxiliary verb examples that are given.

Let us see 29+ Auxiliary Verb Examples

Rohan is reading a  book since he had his breakfast.

Here in this auxiliary verb example we can see is the Auxiliary Verb that helps as a support to the main verb reading. Also had is an auxiliary verb but here it is a Primary Auxiliary as it stands as the main verb to show a completed action.

Suhana must be proud of the achievement that she had secured the last day.

Here in this auxiliary verb example it is must and it is a Modal Auxiliary that shows a possibility. At the same time be  is a Passive Auxiliary as it is preceeded by the modal auxiliary must. Also had is an Auxiliary Verb that joins with the main verb secured.

They did their assignment before the deadline.

Did is the Primary Auxiliary in this sentence as it is a verb that stands by its own with a meaning and without any other main verb.

Hema can be stopped from her bullying nature.

Here be is Passive Auxiliary as it is preceeded by a modal auxiliary can and it gives a passive voice to the sentence.

Has Luzy seen this movie before?

Here has is a Subject Auxiliary Verb as it has switched place with the Noun and has taken the place as subject. This is known as subject verb inversion.

I am preparing a research paper for tomorrow’s presentation.

Here Auxiliary verb am is used with the main verb preparing to show the tense of the sentence. So  here the auxiliary verb is known as Tense Auxiliary Verb.

They had already completed their project work.

Here had is the Auxiliary Verb that acts as a help to the main verb for the meaningful sentence.

He can work on the field for six hours everyday.

The Modal Auxiliary can shows the ability of the subject.

Ivan is a Professor in Genetic Science in the University College.

Here the auxiliary verb is acts as the main verb and so it is a Primary Auxiliary.

Rahul was kicked out of the match by his seniors.

The sentence is in passive tone and the form of be, was is added to the past tense form of the main verb. So here was is Passive Auxiliary Verb.

Will Rizwan attend the interview tomorrow ?

Here the subject verb inversion rule is applied and so will is Subject Auxiliary Verb.

They have completed the cleaning of the entire office.

the verb have is Tense Auxiliary Verb because it adds to the main verb completed to show the tense of the sentence.

Maya was preparing her welcome speech for the cultural fest to be held after two hours.

Here the helper verb was is simply a help to the main verb preparing and so it is an Auxiliary Verb.

He should practice swimming till his coach gives him a break.

Here the Modal Auxiliary should shows the necessity of the subject. The noun has no other option than so his work.

He was a pilot several years before.

The auxiliary was is a main verb itself giving a self meaning to the sentence and so it is a Primary Auxiliary.

Rudra should be convinced about her fault.

Here the Passive Auxiliary is be  as it gives a passive tone when combined with the modal auxiliary should

Haven’t they finished their thesis ?

Here in the subject verb inversion process it is a negative added to the auxiliary haven’t. But still as it is in the subject position it is Subject Auxiliary Verb.

Raj has been talking on the phone for about one hour.

Here has been is Tense Auxiliary Verbs as they denotes the tense of the sentence pointing the time of action.

Natasha was doing her workout  before she went to the office.

Was is added on to the main verb doing to show the help in completing a meaningful sentence in a passive tone and so it is an Passive Auxiliary Verb.

They are playing chess.

Here are is helping the main verb to show the happening and so it is a n Auxiliary Verb.

Shawn could do all the works that he had been asked to do.

Could is the Modal Auxiliary that shows that the subject was able to do the given work.

I am a loud reader.

Here the helping verb am acts as the main verb so it is a Primary Auxiliary.

He should be going by now.

Here there is a possibility of the subject leaving off from a place and is denoted in a passive voice using be in front of the Modal Auxiliary  should.

So be is Passive Auxiliary Verb.

She can sleep for one full day.

Here can is used to denote the ability of the subject and so it is a Modal Auxiliary.

Can they go for a three day tour without any help ?

It is usually in interrogative sentences that subject verb inversion rule is applied. So here can  is a Subject Auxiliary Verb.

He has written a job application.

Has is an Auxiliary Verb as it helps the main verb to give completeness to the sentence.

She can arrange a grand feast all by herself.

Here the Modal Auxiliary can denotes the capability of the subject.

They did a great work .

The auxiliary verb did  stands as the main verb and so it is Primary Auxiliary.

The meeting shall be commenced after the break.

Passive tone is maintained by adding be to the modal auxiliary and so be is a Passive Auxiliary Verb.

Aren’t they going for the party?

Here the Subject Auxiliary Verb, are is added to not to give a negative voice to the sentence.

Auxiliary Verb Uses

Auxiliary verb joins with the main verb to form a verb phrase. The given Auxiliary verb examples shows it in a detailed way.

Modal Auxiliary Verb Example

The Modal Auxiliary Verbs expresses possibility, intention, necessity and ability. It is used before the base form of the main verb to change its meaning. Commonly used modals are can, could, shall, should, will, would, must, need, dare, used to and ought to.

He can work on the field for six hours everyday.

Primary Auxiliary Verb Example

The Primary Auxiliary Verbs can be used as main verbs and auxiliary verbs. They change their form according to the number and person of the subject.

He was a pilot several years before.

Passive Auxiliary Verb Example

PASSIVE Auxiliary Verbs gives a passive voice to the verb. The different forms of be either can be preceeded by modal auxiliaries or it itself preceeds the mainverb to which -ed is added. This is also termed as Passive be.

Hema can be stopped from her bullying nature.

Subject Auxiliary Verb Example

Subject Auxiliary Verbs is an inversion process where subject is placed after a finite auxiliary verb as used in declarative sentences.

Will Rizwan attend the interview tomorrow ?

Tense Auxiliary Verb Examples

Tense Auxiliary Verbs denotes to the helping verbs that combine with the main verb to specify the tense of the sentence .

Raj has been talking on the phone for about one hour.

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