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Understand Auxiliary Verbs

In this worksheet, students practise identifying auxiliary verbs in sentences.

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'Understand Auxiliary Verbs' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 4 11+ worksheets

Curriculum topic:   English

Curriculum subtopic:   Grammar: Nouns, Verbs & Tenses

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Worksheet Overview

Auxiliary verbs are verbs that are used together with other verbs in a sentence.

For example:

a bunch of purple flowers

I have given my granny some flowers for her birthday.


In this sentence 'have' is the auxiliary verb and 'given' is the main verb.


Forms of the auxiliary verbs 'be' (be/am/are/is/was/were/been/being) and 'have' (have/has/had/having) are used to show the tense of a sentence.

The children have been watching a film.

They were sitting on the sofa.

Now they have gone to bed.


Forms of the auxiliary verb 'do' (do/does/did) are used to change statements into questions and positive sentences into negative ones.

Do you like doughnuts?

Did he phone you yesterday?

Katie doesn't like sprouts.

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