Auxiliary Verb: Definition & Examples


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A verb expresses:

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1. A verb phrase consists of:

2. What is the verb phrase in the following sentence? ''My Aunt Diane has been coming over to our house for Christmas for years.''

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Auxiliary verbs are an important part of English speech and grammar. Practice identifying auxiliary verbs with this quiz and worksheet, as well as testing your understanding of related vocabulary words.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be asked to:

  • Define verb and verb phrase
  • Identify main verbs
  • Identify auxiliary verbs
  • Identify verb phrases

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on auxiliary verbs
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify verbs and verb phrases in sentences
  • Distinguishing differences - differentiate between main and auxiliary verbs

Additional Learning

To learn more about verbs, review the accompanying lesson titled Auxiliary Verb: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify verbs and verb phrases
  • Compare main and auxiliary verbs
  • Understand the purpose of auxiliary verbs