Greetings – Grammar
Auxiliary Verb: To Be
Other examples: To Do, To Have
Auxiliary Verbs are verbs that change or help another verb, such as “to be.”
In the example below, the auxiliary verbs are in bold.
Q: How are you doing?
A: I am doing well.
Contractions are used to make two words (pronoun and verb) into one. They use apostrophes (‘) to replace the letter. See the examples below.
|I am → I’m||You are → You’re||We are → We’re|
|He is → He’s||She is → She’s||They are → They’re|
Below are the most common question words used in English. Many of these are used in Greetings and Introductions and are very important in everyday conversation. You will learn more about the additional functions of these question words in later lessons.
|Question Words||Function||Example Sentence|
|What||asking for information||What have you been doing?|
|When||asking about time||When is lunch?|
|Where||asking about a place||Where are you from?|
|Who||asking about people||Who is your friend?|
|Why||asking for reason||Why are you here?|
|How||asking about condition||How are you today?|