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Choose the Correct Auxiliary Verb

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Auxiliary verbs, also known as 'helping verbs' are verb that comes before another verb in order to form a question, a negative sentence, a tense or a passive sentence.

For example, in the following sentence what do you think is the auxiliary verb?

I don't like swimming.

Do is the auxiliary verb and like is the main verb. In this case, the auxiliary verb creates a negative meaning in a present tense sentence. To see how much you remember, try and choose the correct auxiliary verb for the following sentences.

This lesson focuses on the auxiliary verbs be, do and have.

Good luck!

Lesson by Caroline

  • 1. What ___ you done to the microwave? It's broken!

  • 2. I ___ not going to ballet today, I'm exhausted.

  • 3. My best friend from Cape Town ___ sent me a letter.

  • 4. I ___ need to go to university today, my professor cancelled the class.

  • 5. I ___ really enjoying my Spanish classes.

  • 6. ___ you see The X-Factor last night?

  • 7. She ___ not know how to swim.

  • 8. ___ you ever eaten crocodile?

  • 9. Her plane ___ just arrived.

  • 10. ___ you know the way to the closest supermarket?


Question about NEED

Is it possible to say :

I needn't go to university...?

Thank you for the Lesson!Smile - It is easy!!!!

No It's not. You always need

No It's not. You always need the auxiliary verb "Do" to make the negative sentence.

about need

i don't think so, needn't go it sounds really weird.
good bye...


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It's easy
Happy to get all correct answers!Smile

martine i'm really enjoying,

i'm really enjoying, it was super easy, hehe

This forum provided very

This forum provided very good ways to improve my grammar.

Choose the correct auxiliary verb

It is easy

Choose the correct auxiliary verb

It is easy

so fun! i got a perfect

so fun! i got a perfect score though! lol...

yo yo

really the lesson is very enjoyable

thnx =D

we will

i am really enjoyed this lesson,

perfect, I did those with

perfect, I did those with all correct

wink ;)

1. because i left it suddenly
the cat jump to the microwave anyway
im sorry

2.but why? i think u need to practice more
either you will loose everything what did she tells you?

hahaha im lazy anyway it help me a lot
thank you caroline