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Hi could someone please check to see if I am on the right track.

I have to say if the following sentences use the main or auxiliary verbs. I am a little unsure about these.

Thanks in advance. I appreciate all the help.

1. She is beautiful. MAIN

2. She is getting more beautiful every day. AUXILIARY

3. He does his homework every night. MAIN

4. Does he work hard at school? AUXILIARY

5. I don't like ice cream. MAIN

6. They have finished their assignment. AUXILIARY

7. She has long black hair. MAIN

8. Do you like opera? MAIN

9. It is a lovely day. MAIN

10. I have been learning Italian. AUXILIARY

11. I am interested in politics. MAIN

12. The people in government don't really care about their subjects. MAIN

13. Despite the fact that some of them have great intelligence. AUXILIARY

14. My students are pretty good at grammar. AUXILIARY
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yaggy74I have to say if the following sentences use the main or auxiliary verbs.
All sentences have at least one main verb. I think, more to the point, they are asking you to say whether the verbs to be, to do, and to have are being used as main verbs or as auxiliaries in those sentences.

1. She is beautiful. MAIN

2. She is getting more beautiful every day. AUXILIARY

3. He does his homework every night. MAIN

4. Does he work hard at school? AUXILIARY

5. I don't like ice cream. MAIN

6. They have finished their assignment. AUXILIARY

7. She has long black hair. MAIN

8. Do you like opera? MAIN

9. It is a lovely day. MAIN

10. I have been learning Italian. AUXILIARY

11. I am interested in politics. MAIN

12. The people in government don't really care about their subjects. MAIN

13. Despite the fact that some of them have great intelligence. AUXILIARY

14. My students are pretty good at grammar. AUXILIARY

When do(es) or do(es)n't is used before another verb, it's an auxiliary. (Most of your mistakes involve do.)

does work, don't like, do like, don't care.
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When no verb follows is, are, has, have, etc., they are main verbs.

are good, have intelligence, have long hair, ...

CJ

13 is not a complete sentence. Are you sure you transcribed it correctly into your post?
Hi CJ

I have just checked 13 and yes it is correct, I presume it is a follow on from the sentence above, I know what you mean it has no meaning at all.

The statement before my questions said:-

The following sentences use the auxiliary verbs be, have and do. Please select the type of verb being used (main or Auxiliary).

I take it thats what you was thinking?

Thanks for your help its kind of you
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yaggy74 I presume it is a follow on from the sentence above
Ah, yes! I see what you mean. I agree with you.
yaggy74The following sentences use the auxiliary verbs be, have and do. Please select the type of verb being used (main or Auxiliary).

I take it that's what you was were thinking?
Yes. Exactly.

So do you see where you went wrong? Can you understand the right answers now?

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CJ
Would I be right in saying that if there is only an auxiliary verb in the sentence it is classed as main verb and if there is a verb and an auxiliary verb in the sentence it is classed as an auxiliary verb?
yaggy74Would I be right in saying that if there is only an auxiliary verb in the sentence it is classed as main verb and if there is a verb and an auxiliary verb in the sentence it is classed as an auxiliary verb?

That's pretty much it. Yes -- although it can't really be an auxiliary verb if it's the only one in the sentence. In that case it's not called an auxiliary verb, but a main verb.

But I think that's what you were saying, basically.

CJ
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