Auxiliary Verbs are verbs that merely help principal verbs in the formation of various verb forms. Auxiliary Verbs are important as structural verbs.
Pro Tips: The negative is formed by putting not after the auxiliary. Examples: I can not, They do not, I must not. The interrogative is formed by inverting the subject and verb. Examples: Can he? May we? Maust I?
In this post, you will find 24 Auxiliary Verbs List.
24 Auxiliary Verbs List
There are two types of Auxiliary Verbs
|Primary Auxiliary Verbs||Be Verb: is, am, are, was, were, been, being|
Have Verb: have, has, had, having
Do Verb: do, does, did
|Modal Auxiliary Verbs||can, could, shall, should, will, would, may, might, must, dare, need, used to, ought to|
24 Auxiliary Verbs List with Examples
24 Auxiliary Verbs List with Examples #1
TO BE (am, is ,are, was, were)
- I am working,
- You are writing.
- He is sleeping.
- The horses are running, and Rama was drawing pictures.
- Was he reading?
- I shall be sleeping then.
- Were they quarrelling?
- She will be combing her hair then.
- We shall be cleaning the room then.
- I am to go to school at 10 a.m.
- You are to write this composition.
- I am to meet him at the station.
- He is to leave for Agartala tomorrow.
- They are to obey their teachers.
- The boy was to see the doctor.
- You are to wait for another hour.
- We are to prepare this lesson today.
- The chief minister is to unveil this statue.
- Students are to organize a science exhibition.
- Suman and Sumati were to be married last month.
- Jatinbabu is to teach us English from tomorrow.
- General Chowdhury was to direct this offensive.
- All players are to assemble on the field at three in the afternoon.
Also, Read Main and Helping Verbs
24 Auxiliary Verbs List with Examples #2
TO HAVE (Have, Has, Had)
- I have this book.
- I have read this book.
- He has eaten.
- You have done well in the examination.
- He has been studying since morning.
- They have been taking care of the motherless child.
- It has been raining continuously for the last three days.
- You have been asking the same question again and again.
- I have to get up at 5 in the morning.
- He had to do everything himself.
- Ram babu has to raise three children.
- The defeated enemy had to surrender.
- You have to meet him as soon as possible.
24 Auxiliary Verbs List with Examples #3
TO DO (Do, did, does)
- Do not waste your time.
- You do not look well.
- He does not sleep in the daytime.
- I do not like flattery.
- Do you not like sweets?
- Did she not pass the test?
- Did he come to school yesterday?
- He does not always travel by bus.
- Do not show disrespect to your elders.
- Did you think of visiting Darjeeling this summer?
- Children like sweets; so do I.
- You like him; do you not?
- The girl dances well. Yes, she does.
- Do you bathe in the pond daily? Yes, I do.
- Do you recognize me? No, I do not.
- You saw him in the market yesterday. Did you not?
- Yes, you do look beautiful.
- His speech did impress me.
- I do attach importance to regularity.
Also, Read Helping Verbs Worksheets
24 Auxiliary Verbs List With Examples #4
Shall / Will
- Who will take this responsibility?
- When shall we meet again?
- When will the book be published?
- Autumn will come after the monsoons.
- He shall be twenty-five next Sunday.
- The country will realize his nobility after his death,
- Shall I take the book?
- Which watch shall I buy?
- Shall we go for a walk now?
- Shall the man serve us breakfast now?
- Will you take your tea with us today?
- Will you allow me to use the telephone?
- He will talk about nothing but food.
- They will be watching TV for hours together.
- That will be Satish who is knocking at the door.
24 Auxiliary Verbs List With Examples #5
May / Might
- l may go.
- He may succeed.
- It may be true.
- He might have been hurt.
- He may have lost his book.
- It might rain tomorrow morning.
- I might go to the market.
- He might have gone home yesterday.
- He may not lend you money.
- The man may not come this night.
- I may see you if I can find the time.
- The man might have got into the room at any moment.
- You might have succeeded if you had tried a little harder.
- He may take rice today. You may come in.
- Yes, you may.
- No, you may not.
- May I take leave?
- May I come in?
- You may go home now.
- May I get a cup of tea?
- May I go out, sir?
- May I help you?
- You might use my pen.
- Might I ask you for a favour?
- I told him that he might see me in
- Might I ask you
- May you live long.
- May you be happy.
- May ruin seize them. May you prosper.
- May God help you.
- May God bless you.
- May his soul rest in peace.
- May you be happy forever, my son.
- May thy wish be fulfilled through my life.
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24 Auxiliary Verbs List With Examples #6
Can / Could
- I can walk.
- You cannot read.
- Hari can write.
- Birds can fly.
- Yes, he can.
- No, he cannot.
- Can he swim?
- He can do it easily.
- You could do the work.
- Can you play chess?
- I tried as best I could.
- The dumb cannot speak.
- We cannot do without him.
- We cannot live without water.
- You could do this if you tried.
- He can read English very well.
- I cannot walk as fast as you.
- This pot can hold a litre of milk.
- I could not stand such an insult.
- He was so weak that he could not walk.
- I could not pick him up in the crowd.
- If winter comes, can spring be far behind?
- Dulal could not come to school yesterday on account of his illness.
- I know who can do the job well and who could do it better.
- Could you lend me your pen?
- Could you come to my office?
- Could you help me with some money?
- Could you drop my letter into the letter?
- Could you not help him in this matter?
- Could you come to take tea at my home this evening?
24 Auxiliary Verbs List With Examples #7
- I must go.
- Go I must.
- He must have gone.
- He must be a liar.
- You must do this.
- You must not tell a lie.
- You must be a rich man.
- You must have been absent.
- Must we weep forever?
- We must obey the laws.
- We must go to school every day.
- We must do our duty.
- You must have seen an aeroplane.
- The man must be dead by this time.
- You must take him to the hospital.
- We must abide by the will of God.
- We must on no account allow him to escape.
- I must finish this work before sunset.
- You must have heard the name Rabindranath.
- What cannot be cured must be endured.
- He must have been promoted to class IX by this time.
- The man must be mad or how could he say this?
24 Auxiliary Verbs List With Examples #8
Should / Would
- He would bathe in the river.
- We should not sleep during the daytime.
- Should you excuse my fine, I shall be happy.
- We should obey our parents.
- Bimal would read twelve hours a day.
- Would you please lend me a rupee?
- Would you please tell me the time?
- I should be glad to see you.
- We should not laugh at a lame man.
- Should I put a little more sugar in your tea?
- He would often sit up very late at night.
- I would sometimes sit idle for hours,
24 Auxiliary Verbs List With Examples #9
- We ought to obey our parents.
- We ought not to laugh at a lame man.
- You should have (or, ought to have) taken his permission beforehand.
- You should not (of, ought not to) quarrel with your friend.
- He should have (or, ought to have) warned the boy from before.
- You should have (or, ought to have) come back before dark.
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24 Auxiliary Verbs List With Examples #10
- He dare not say so. (not dares’)
- I dare you to prove that you’ve said so.
- He dare not follow you.
- Who dares to enter the room?
- I dare to say that you are a liar.
- He dare not speak of the incident openly.
- I dared or durst not enter the room. Or, I did not dare to enter the room.
- Trisna dare not come to me.
- Parag dared insult me to my face.
- Sugata durst (or, dared) not do this.
- I dare not insult him.
- How dare he argue with you?
- Dare he behaves badly towards my guests?
- Arjuna dared Karna to a duel.
- Bhima dared Duryodhana to fight with clubs.
- Being defeated the other day, he does not dare me to fight with him anymore.
- I dare (defy) death,
- I can dare any danger.
- I shall dare him to fight with me.
- Saurav has dared Donald to fight with him on the field.
24 Auxiliary Verbs List With Examples #11
- Need he go?
- You need not apply.
- Bijan need not go there.
- We need not do this work.
- You need not trouble yourself.
- Rumpita need not come here anymore.
- You need not have waited so long.
- Rohit need not worry.
- You need not have bothered so much about this trivial matter.
- I need not have bought it.
- Need I write (a letter) to him?
- I need your help.
24 Auxiliary Verbs List With Examples #12
- He used to play football when he was at school.
- I used to live here when I was a boy.
- He used to walk every morning when he was in Kolkata.
- I used to go to school by tramcars.
- In our childhood, we used to sing religious hymns in the morning.
- Raghu used to wake us every morning.
- I used to do physical exercise in my boyhood.
- When at school I used to do sums every day.
- When living in the village, we used to bathe in the tank.
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