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    Question help me please

    In the following sentences is there a main verb and an auxiliary verb or a main verb only?

    Chris is in Tokyo at the moment

    I'me the boss here.

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    Default Re: help me please

    In both sentences, there is only one verb.

    Chris is in Tokyo at the moment

    I am the boss here.

    Although to be is, indeed, an auxiliary verb, in sentences like this it is used as a main verb.

    Similar example with to do:

    What are you doing today?

    Watch how to do is a main verb here , with to be an auxiliary

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    Default Re: help me please

    Both main. If you wanted the first sentence to include an auxiliary you'd have to say something like 'Chris is working in Tokyo at the moment'; there the 'is' is an auxiliary.


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