In my previous article, I introduced you to a topic you might not have ever heard, so it is time to remember some basic grammar to complement our understanding of verbs. This will be a refresher for English students that have been learning for a long time, as well as an introduction to new students that are just starting out. Let’s talk about the main and auxiliary verbs.
What are they?
The main verb is also called the lexical verb or the principal verb. This term refers to the important verb in the sentence, the one that typically shows the action or state of being of the subject. Main verbs can be on their own, or they can be used with a helping verb, also called an auxiliary verb.