Auxiliary verbs in English language sentences

Jovanovska, Sashka and Jankova Alagjozovska, Natka and Koceva, Ana and Serafimovska, Simona (2024) Auxiliary verbs in English language sentences. Academy Global Publishing House. pp. 605-613. ISSN 978-625-6830-98-1

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Several researchers have pointed out that the verbal group, being an obligatory element of the
clause structure, carries high syntactic and semantic loads. As such, it is an area of maximum
divergence and one of the most difficult aspects to master particularly by learners of English
as a second language. On this note, this paper discusses the English auxiliary verbs, being
integral components of the verbal group. The discussion is done through reviewing the works
of different authors on the auxiliaries distinguishing the two sets - the primary auxiliaries (have,
be and do) and the modal auxiliaries (can, could, dare, may, might, must, need, ought, shall,
should, will and would). Each set of the auxiliaries are discussed with much emphasis on
different usages to illustrate how crucial the auxiliaries are, as far as the conjugation of the
verbal group is concerned.
Key Words: Primary Auxiliaries, Model Auxiliaries, Verbal Group

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Humanities > Languages and literature
Divisions: Faculty of Philology
Depositing User: Saska Jovanovska
Date Deposited: 20 May 2024 12:10
Last Modified: 20 May 2024 12:10

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