BE | HAVE | DO (auxiliary verbs)

Here is another group of A2 English Grammar Profile points that overlap multiple categories.  Many of these could be all merged into one point.

Point 3 in the category of QUESTIONS:

yes/no AUXILIARY ‘BE’ + subject + the continuous

Point 5 in QUESTIONS:

MAIN VERB ‘BE’ + subject to form ‘yes/no’ question

Point 40 in the category of CLAUSES is defined:

AFFIRMATIVE INTERROGATIVE: (‘yes/no’ forms) with auxiliary ‘be’ and ‘have’.

The EGP examples for point 40:


Point 17 in the category of VERBS is defined:

AUXILIARY VERBS ‘HAVE’ AND ‘DO’

EGP examples:


Point 11 in the category of PAST:

present perfect simple  QUESTIONS ‘have you’ + ‘-ed’ with a limited range of verbs.

Point 14 in the category of PAST:

past simple, QUESTIONS ‘yes/no’ and ‘wh-‘ question forms with ‘you’ with a limited range of verbs.

  • did you….?

Point 15 in the category of PAST:

PAST simple negative form with a limited range of regular and irregular verbs.

  • ….didn’t…

Point 14 in the category of PRESENT:

present simple negative form with an increasing range of regular and irregular verbs.

  • don’t/doesn’t

Point 10 in PRESENT:

‘yes/no’ and ‘wh-‘ question forms with ‘you’.

  • do 

Because there are 5 or more ways these can be regrouped, there is no point to relist more research in this post.