tense auxiliary

noun

Definition of tense auxiliary

: an auxiliary verb (as be, have) used to form a compound tense of another verb

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“Tense auxiliary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tense%20auxiliary. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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