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Understand Auxiliary Verbs

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

'Understand Auxiliary Verbs' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Writing: Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

Curriculum subtopic:  Use Perfect Form of Verbs

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

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

For example:

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.

Identify the auxiliary verb in this sentence and write it in the box.

 

I have finished my homework.

Identify the auxiliary verb in this sentence and write it in the box.

 

Jessie is flying out to Malta tomorrow.

Identify the auxiliary verbs in this sentence and write them in the box. There are two this time!

 

I have been working on my times tables for weeks now.

Identify the auxiliary verb in this sentence and write it in the box.

 

They were looking for their lost puppy.

Identify the auxiliary verbs in this sentence and write them in the box.

 

Jodie has been learning French for two years now.

Identify the auxiliary verb in this sentence and write it in the box.

 

Do you like pasta?

Identify the auxiliary verbs in this sentence and write them in the box.

 

The dog has been chewing my shoe!

Identify the auxiliary verb in this sentence and write it in the box.

 

The girls are swinging on the branches.

Identify the auxiliary verb in this sentence and write it in the box.

 

"I do not like cabbage," screamed Alex.

Identify the auxiliary verb in this sentence and write it in the box.

 

Sanjay is wearing his new trainers.

  • Question 1

Identify the auxiliary verb in this sentence and write it in the box.

 

I have finished my homework.

CORRECT ANSWER
have
  • Question 2

Identify the auxiliary verb in this sentence and write it in the box.

 

Jessie is flying out to Malta tomorrow.

CORRECT ANSWER
is
  • Question 3

Identify the auxiliary verbs in this sentence and write them in the box. There are two this time!

 

I have been working on my times tables for weeks now.

CORRECT ANSWER
have been
  • Question 4

Identify the auxiliary verb in this sentence and write it in the box.

 

They were looking for their lost puppy.

CORRECT ANSWER
were
  • Question 5

Identify the auxiliary verbs in this sentence and write them in the box.

 

Jodie has been learning French for two years now.

CORRECT ANSWER
has been
  • Question 6

Identify the auxiliary verb in this sentence and write it in the box.

 

Do you like pasta?

CORRECT ANSWER
Do
  • Question 7

Identify the auxiliary verbs in this sentence and write them in the box.

 

The dog has been chewing my shoe!

CORRECT ANSWER
has been
  • Question 8

Identify the auxiliary verb in this sentence and write it in the box.

 

The girls are swinging on the branches.

CORRECT ANSWER
are
  • Question 9

Identify the auxiliary verb in this sentence and write it in the box.

 

"I do not like cabbage," screamed Alex.

CORRECT ANSWER
do
  • Question 10

Identify the auxiliary verb in this sentence and write it in the box.

 

Sanjay is wearing his new trainers.

CORRECT ANSWER
is
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