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  1. confused scott

    diagramming a sentence

    In the sentence "I shall have a good time". What part of speech is "shall" and what part of speech is "have"? It looks as they are both auxiliary verbs.

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    Re: diagramming a sentence

    Have is the main verb, shall is the auxiliary, putting it in the future.

    I have a good time every time I go there, and I know that when I go again this coming Saturday, I shall have a good time again.

    (p.s. - "shall" isn't used much where I live)

    [not a teacher]

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