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Auxiliaries

Auxiliary Verbs in English: Use of ‘Is’, ‘Am’, and ‘are’ for Class 2 English

In this concept, the students will get to know about auxiliary verbs in English, which includes is, am, and are. The usage of these auxiliaries is explained in a detailed manner in this concept.

In this learning concept, the students will learn:

  • The usage of is, am and are.
  • Exceptions of using auxiliaries in sentences.

Each concept is explained to class 2 English students using examples, illustrations, and concept maps. After you go through a concept, assess your learning by solving the two printable worksheets (Use of is, am, are) given at the end of the page.

Download the worksheets and check your answers with the worksheet solutions for the concept of auxiliary verbs in English provided in PDF format.

Definition of Auxiliary Verbs in English

  • An auxiliary verb (or helping verb as it is also called) is used to give information about the tense or voice of the main verb.
  • The auxiliaries “is, am, are” also help us to complete a sentence.
  • They are also called as 'be' verbs or auxiliary verbs.
Types of Auxiliary verb

Examples:

Examples of am in sentences

Is

We use ‘is’ with singular nouns and singular pronouns.

Examples:

Use of is
  • In the first example, ‘Ravi’ is a singular noun, hence we have used ‘is’ in the sentence.
  • In the second example, ‘He’ is a singular pronoun, hence we have used ‘is’ in the sentence.

Are

We use ‘are’ with plural nouns and plural pronouns.

Examples:

Examples of are in sentences
  • In the first example, ‘Rahul’ and ‘Amit’ are two people. Thus, we have used ‘are’ in the sentence.
  • In the second example, ‘They’ is a plural pronoun, hence we have used ‘are’ in the sentence.

Am

We use 'am' with the pronoun ‘I’.It is used to denote an action that is happening at the current moment.

Examples:

Sentences with am

Exceptions

Remember, the verb 'are' is used with 'you' in both singular and plural form.

Examples:

Use of is, am, are chart
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