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Auxiliary verbs are helping verbs. They go before the main verbs in sentences. They are used in the following conditions (The words in bold letters are auxiliary verbs):
1) if one does not want to repeat something. For example: Did yo close the door? Yes, I did.
2) if one wants to deny something, such as: Did you get the cookie from the cookie jar? No, I didn't.
3) show interest, such as: Rita joined American idol! Oh, did she?
4) with so and neither, like: My stomach feels queasy. So does mine.
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