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    Helping Verb VS. Auxiliary Verb

    I was asked to differentiate between helping verb & auxiliary verb but I couldn’t. I doubt it was a trick.

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    Re: Helping Verb VS. Auxiliary Verb

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    I was asked to differentiate between helping verb & auxiliary verb but I couldn’t. I doubt it was a trick.
    Who asked you to do that?

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    Re: Helping Verb VS. Auxiliary Verb

    One of my friends was asked to differentiate between them. Surely "an interviewer" since he is a job seeker & I think the interviewer did try to trick him, IMO. Then he asked me but I preserved to answer him to avoid making mistake.


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    Re: Helping Verb VS. Auxiliary Verb

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    One of my friends was asked to differentiate between them. Surely "an interviewer" since he is a job seeker & I think the interviewer did try to trick him, IMO. Then he asked me but I preserved to answer him to avoid making mistake.
    Yes, it looks to me like he tried to trick him.

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    Re: Helping Verb VS. Auxiliary Verb

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    I doubt it was a trick.
    You don't doubt it was a trick. You believe/ think it was a trick.
    Then he asked me but I preserved to answer him to avoid making mistake.
    You declined/refused to answer.

    There is no difference between 'helping' and 'auxiliary' verbs. The former term is less formal, that's all.

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