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  • English Auxiliary Verbs

    Auxiliary verbs are a subcategory of English verbs that provide additional semantic or syntactic information about the main verb in the...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonMarch 1, 2016
  • The Passive in English Grammar

    Passives are words that express the passive voice. Passives function within verb phrases functioning as predicates. Only one grammatical form can...

    Grammatical FunctionHeather JohnsonMay 23, 2014
  • The Progressive in English Grammar

    Progressives are words that express the progressive aspect including the perfect-progressive aspect. Progressives function within verb phrases functioning as predicates. Only...

    Grammatical FunctionHeather JohnsonMay 20, 2014
  • Grammatical Forms of English Verb Phrases

    A verb phrase is a phrase in which a verb functions as the head of the phrase plus any auxiliaries (modals,...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonApril 29, 2014
  • Using Auxiliary Verbs as Passives

    Traditional grammars define verbs as words that “describe an action or a state of being.” Auxiliary verbs are a subclass of...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonOctober 25, 2013
  • Using Auxiliary Verbs as Progressives

    Traditional grammars define verbs as words that “describe an action or a state.” Auxiliary verbs are a subclass of verbs that...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonOctober 24, 2013
  • Common English Verbs

    The English verb system is often considered the most complex system of the English language. The following sections list the five...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonAugust 31, 2013
  • Grammatical Functions of English Auxiliary Verbs

    English verbs and verb phrases perform four primary and six nominal functions within English grammar. Auxiliary verbs, however, differ from prototypical...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonAugust 23, 2013
  • English Irregular Verbs: Simple Past and Past Participles

    Irregular English verbs are verbs whose conjugations differ from the conjugation patterns of regular verbs. Many common English verbs are irregular...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonJune 12, 2013
  • Past Participles of Irregular English Verbs

    Past participles, or -en participles, are a nonfinite verb form in English that perform verbal and adjectival functions. The following sections...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonMay 14, 2013

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