from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A verb, such as have, can, or will, that accompanies the main verb in a clause and helps to make distinctions in mood, voice, aspect, and tense.
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- noun grammar A verb that
accompaniesthe main verb in a clausein order to make distinctionsin tense, mood, voiceor aspect.
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- noun a verb that combines with another verb in a verb phrase to help form tense, mood, voice, or condition of the verb it combines with
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