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Auxiliary verbs Do and Can in English Grammar

Auxiliary verbs Do and Can in English Grammar Uses of do The auxiliary do is used: 1) to form the negative and interrogative of the simple present and simple past tenses. He came. (Affirmative) He did not come. (Negative) Did he come? (Interrogative) He works. (Affirmative) He does not work. (Negative) Does he work? (Interrogative) Read more

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Modal Auxiliary Verbs and Principal Verbs – Differences

Modal Auxiliary Verbs and Principal Verbs – Differences The special verbs can, could, may, might, will, would, shall, should, must, ought, dare and need are called modal auxiliary verbs. Modal auxiliary verbs have three main characteristics. 1) They are never used alone. A modal auxiliary Read more

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Preposition Collocations with Nouns and Verbs in English Grammar

Preposition Collocations with Nouns and Verbs in English Grammar Prepositions cause a great deal of confusion. Most ESL students find it difficult to use them correctly. One way of learning the correct use of prepositions is to look at several examples Read more