LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Autor:||Crok is loco|
|Data:||26/MAR/2012 10:01 AM|
The verb to be is an auxiliary verb. AM, ARE, IS, WAS, WERE, etc, are just the forms it takes when inflected in speech or writing, depending on the tense and form they are being used.
Other verbs such as, work, study, speak, have, etc, need an auxiliary to make negative or interrogative sentences, or even emphatic statements.
To sum up, to be is an auxiliary itself, other verbs need a particular auxiliary depending on the context. Remember Shakespeare "To be or not to be: That is the question"
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