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    Exercise 4

    The following sentences use the auxiliary verbs be, have and do. Please select from the drop-down list the type of verb used (main or auxiliary).

    1. She is beautiful. Please select Main Verb Auxiliary Verb } ?>2. She is getting more beautiful every day. Please select Main Verb Auxiliary Verb } ?>3. He does his homework every night. Please select Main Verb Auxiliary Verb } ?>4. Does he work hard at school? Please select Main Verb Auxiliary Verb } ?>5. I donít like ice cream. Please select Main Verb Auxiliary Verb } ?>6. They have finished their assignment. Please select Main Verb Auxiliary Verb } ?>7. She has long, black hair. Please select Main Verb Auxiliary Verb } ?>8. Do you like opera? Please select Main Verb Auxiliary Verb } ?>9. It is a lovely day. Please select Main Verb Auxiliary Verb } ?>10. I have been learning Italian. Please select Main Verb Auxiliary Verb } ?>11. I am interested in politics. Please select Main Verb Auxiliary Verb } ?>12. The people in government donít really care about their subjects. Please select Main Verb Auxiliary Verb } ?>13. Despite the fact that some of them have great intelligence. Please select Main Verb Auxiliary Verb } ?>14. My students are pretty good at grammar. Please select Main Verb Auxiliary Verb } ?>

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    Default Re: can u please tell me if its auxiliary verb or main verb?

    Quote Originally Posted by asimrj View Post
    Exercise 4

    The following sentences use the auxiliary verbs be, have and do. Please select from the drop-down list the type of verb used (main or auxiliary).

    1. She is beautiful. Please select Main Verb Auxiliary Verb } ?>2. She is getting more beautiful every day. Please select Main Verb Auxiliary Verb } ?>3. He does his homework every night. Please select Main Verb Auxiliary Verb } ?>4. Does he work hard at school? Please select Main Verb Auxiliary Verb } ?>5. I donít like ice cream. Please select Main Verb Auxiliary Verb } ?>6. They have finished their assignment. Please select Main Verb Auxiliary Verb } ?>7. She has long, black hair. Please select Main Verb Auxiliary Verb } ?>8. Do you like opera? Please select Main Verb Auxiliary Verb } ?>9. It is a lovely day. Please select Main Verb Auxiliary Verb } ?>10. I have been learning Italian. Please select Main Verb Auxiliary Verb } ?>11. I am interested in politics. Please select Main Verb Auxiliary Verb } ?>12. The people in government donít really care about their subjects. Please select Main Verb Auxiliary Verb } ?>13. Despite the fact that some of them have great intelligence. Please select Main Verb Auxiliary Verb } ?>14. My students are pretty good at grammar. Please select Main Verb Auxiliary Verb } ?>
    Why don't you have a go first?

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    Default Re: can u please tell me if its auxiliary verb or main verb?

    1. She is beautiful: is main vb
    2. She is getting more beautiful every day: is aux and getting main vb
    3. He does his homework every night: does main vb
    4. Does he work hard at school? does:aux and work main
    5. I donít like ice cream: don't aux and like main
    6. They have finished their assignment:have aux and finished main
    7. She has long, black hair: has main
    8. Do you like opera? do aux and like main
    9. It is a lovely day: is main
    10. I have been learning Italian:have aux and been learning main
    11. I am interested in politics: am main
    12. The people in government donít really care about their subjects:don't aux care main
    13. Despite the fact that some of them have great intelligence: have main
    14. My students are pretty good at grammar: are main

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    Default Re: can u please tell me if its auxiliary verb or main verb?

    Quote Originally Posted by awatef View Post
    1. She is beautiful: is main vb
    2. She is getting more beautiful every day: is aux and getting main vb
    3. He does his homework every night: does main vb
    4. Does he work hard at school? does:aux and work main
    5. I donít like ice cream: don't aux and like main
    6. They have finished their assignment:have aux and finished main
    7. She has long, black hair: has main
    8. Do you like opera? do aux and like main
    9. It is a lovely day: is main
    10. I have been learning Italian:have aux and been learning main
    11. I am interested in politics: am main
    12. The people in government donít really care about their subjects:don't aux care main
    13. Despite the fact that some of them have great intelligence: have main
    14. My students are pretty good at grammar: are main
    You are right, but don't you think that this person should have made some effort him/herself, this is, I think, a question from a TEFL course and it is not our job to do all their work for them.

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    Default Re: can u please tell me if its auxiliary verb or main verb?

    An Auxilliary Verb Is Used With A Main Verb

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    Default Re: can u please tell me if its auxiliary verb or main verb?

    hello. Could you please explain to me why in question #6, "Have finished" is an aux. verb + main verb, but in #11, "am" is acting like the main verb and interested must be the object? I am a little confused.
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