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Auxiliary
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udated 2018-09-11

The term ‘auxiliary’ is used as a descriptive label for forms bearing both morphological and positional resemblance to verbs. They occur in combination with a main verb to express tense, aspect, mood, voice, or polarity. Verbal particles with a similar function may also be called ‘auxiliaries’ (cf. Schachter 1985:41; Steele 1999: 49; Payn…

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Martine Haak, “Auxiliary”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 16 May 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_0032>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090911



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