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    Exclamation auxilary verb +noun or be verb?

    can auxilary verb + noun or be verb?



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    Cool Re: auxilary verb +noun or be verb?

    Quote Originally Posted by kahhong
    can auxilary verb + noun or be verb?
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    Well, there are 3 main auxiliary verbs - be, do and have. As far as I know, they can't be used in the pattern that you presented: auxiliary + noun, except for questions:
    My mumisreading a book. (am = auxiliary verb)
    Is my mum reading a book? (my mum = noun)
    His cousin lives in Austria.
    Where does his cousin live?
    The paintings have been stolen.
    Have the paintings been stolen?
    Let's wait for someone that knows better to answer your question, shall we?

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    Question Re: auxilary verb +noun or be verb?

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    For an example "Should importance" which is auxilary verb+abstract noun

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    Yeah, something like that as 'should' is a modal verb and modal verbs are also called 'auxiliary verbs'.

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    Default Re: auxilary verb +noun or be verb?

    Yeah, something like that as 'should' is a modal verb and modal verbs are also called 'auxiliary verbs'.

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    Default Re: auxilary verb +noun or be verb?

    Should importance- this doesn't make sense, unless 'importance' is the subject and this is a question- it would still require a main verb after it to be complete.

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