Auxiliary and Modal Verbs

Die Hilfs-und Modalverben



Auxiliary and modal verbs - also called helper verbs - are combined with the present or past participles of other verbs to provide them further meaning. This can add emphasis, passivity, or create a progressive or perfect aspect.

They often have highly irregular and unpredictable conjugations. However, because they are used so frequently, their conjugations are especially important to master.



Play mögen
to like (to)
Play können
to be possible can to be able

Verb Conjugations

Verben konjugieren

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