A verb which helps to form the voices, modes, and tenses of other verbs; -- called, also, an auxiliary verb; as, have, be, may, can, do, must, shall, and will, in English; être and avoir, in French; avere and essere, in Italian; estar and haber, in Spanish.
a short verb prefixed to one of the principal parts of an other verb, to express some particular mode and time of the being, action, or passion
a verb joined to the root or participles of a principal verb to express time and manner with greater precision than can be done by the tenses and moods in their simple form
A "helping verb" like "have" or "should" or "was." should have been trying to please them, but I forgot.
Verb A verb that has no meaning itself but helps to make the meaning of another verb. They are often called helping verbs. For example: was in "I was eating." or do in "I do agree." See also Modal verb.
a verb used in combination with another verb to create a verb phrase; a helping verb used to create certain tenses and em- phases: e.g., could, do, may, will, have.
A functional word such as (e.g., will/would/can/could/shall should/may/might/must/ought(to)/ (and in some cases) need/dare) which help trigger Auxiliary inversion for Yes- No questions (e.g., can/will/should you come?) and aid in forming Negation (e.g. She can/will/should not come).
in English, auxiliary verbs are those which carry distinctions of tense, aspect, etc, such as do, be and have. The modal auxiliaries include can/could, may/might, shall/should, ought to, need and used to. Auxiliary verbs are opposed to main verbs ( walk, play, etc.)
A type of verb which is used to â€˜helpâ€™ a participle or the infinitive of another verb to form a compound tense eg. would; can; might