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  • English Auxiliary Verbs

    Auxiliary verbs are a subcategory of English verbs that provide additional semantic or syntactic information about the main verb in the...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonMarch 1, 2016
  • Grammatical Forms of English Verb Phrases

    A verb phrase is a phrase in which a verb functions as the head of the phrase plus any auxiliaries (modals,...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonApril 29, 2014
  • English Verbs: Copular, Auxiliary, Modal, and Main Verbs

    As defined by traditional grammars, verbs are “action or state of being words.” Within verb phrases in English, there are four...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonApril 22, 2014
  • English Quasi-modal Verbs

    The modal verb is a distinct auxiliary verb form characteristic of the English language that differs from prototypical verbs in grammatical...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonApril 1, 2014
  • Using Auxiliary Verbs as Modals

    Verbs are traditionally defined as words that “described an action or a state.” Auxiliary verbs are a subclass of verbs that...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonOctober 15, 2013
  • English Catenative Verbs

    Similar to modal verbs in distinctness, catenative verbs are a unique verb form to the English language. Catenative verbs form strings...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonOctober 10, 2013
  • English Modal Verbs

    Modal verbs are a type of auxiliary verb that express modality in the English language. Modality is the grammaticalized expression of...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonSeptember 29, 2013
  • Common English Verbs

    The English verb system is often considered the most complex system of the English language. The following sections list the five...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonAugust 31, 2013
  • Grammatical Functions of English Auxiliary Verbs

    English verbs and verb phrases perform four primary and six nominal functions within English grammar. Auxiliary verbs, however, differ from prototypical...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonAugust 23, 2013
  • Grammatical Tense in English

    Grammatical tense can be defined as the grammaticalized expression of the location in time of an action or state. Verb tense...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonApril 4, 2013
  • Grammatical Functions of Verbs in Predicate Verb Phrases

    A predicate is defined as a word or phrase that expresses the action performed by the grammatical subject or the state...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonMarch 14, 2013
  • The Modal in English Grammar

    Modals are words that express modality. Modals function within verb phrases functioning as predicates. Only one grammatical form can perform the...

    Grammatical FunctionHeather JohnsonMarch 12, 2013
  • Witchy Speech

    Witches and wizards found in fantasy literature reveal themselves as magical not only through their actions and outward appearances but also...

    InformationHeather JohnsonNovember 16, 2011