What is weak and strong auxillary?

Is it realated to contraction?

I am a boy.("am" stron auxillary).

I'm a boy . (here 'm weak auxillary).

Hello Hanuman

(I'm not entirely certain about this, since these are not phrases I'm familiar with, but your post is drifting unanswered towards page 4, so I'll do my best.)

I would take 'strong' in the context of verbs to mean 'verbs that don't simply add '-ed' in the past participle (p.p.).

For instance, to make the p.p. of 'help', you add -ed to make 'helped'. It is therefore a 'weak' verb.

But to make the p.p. of 'take', you change the vowel, and get 'took'. It is therefore a 'strong' verb.

Auxiliary verbs are verbs such as may, will, must, etc.

I would therefore assume that a weak auxiliary is an auxiliary verb that adds '-ed' to form the p.p.

Unfortunately, I can't think of any 'weak' auxiliary verbs; unless we classify 'help' as one.

Maybe another reader will have a better explanation!

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My guess;
what Hanuman asked would be phonologically strong and weak forms of some auxiliary verbs.
I am -> I'm
You are -> You're
He is -> He's
I have -> I've
I had -> I'd
I will -> I'll
I would -> I'd

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