A Comparative Study of French and English Auxiliary Verbs

  • Akintoye, Festu Ayodimeji. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria. Foreign Language Unit.


Auxiliary verbs in English and French languages are very germane in constructing sentences in both languages. Therefore, this study examines the way auxiliary verbs are used in English and French Languages; and some features where learners of either language may encounter some difficulties in the course of learning. Our attention is drawn to auxiliary verbs because verb is what that makes any sentence functions the way it is. Verb is one of the most important parts of speech in French grammar and also in English .It is through verb that one knows when an action takes place. When a verb helps another verb to form one of its tenses in a sentence, such verb can be said to be auxiliary. This paper also focuses on auxiliary verbs and how verbs are used in the past and present indications. Auxiliary verbs cannot stand or function alone without relying on the main verb in both English and French languages. Finally, we shall concurrently consider in this paper how semi-auxiliary verbs function as modal auxiliary in French.

How to Cite
Ayodimeji., A. F. (2018). A Comparative Study of French and English Auxiliary Verbs. IJOHMN (International Journal Online of Humanities), 4(4), 21. https://doi.org/10.24113/ijohmn.v4i4.52