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In this sentence, is is the main verb in the first part, and is the auxiliary verb in the second part. This makes deleting the second is ungrammatical. So you have two options: It is available for every item and is used with … It is available for every item and it is used with … If is is the main verb in both parts, or the auxiliary verb in both ...


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She has had a lot of bad luck lately. Today's standard English has only two primary tenses: present tense and past tense. Your sentence is in present tense due to "has", and is in the form of a present perfect construction (due to "has had"). Your verb "has" is considered to be the auxiliary verb in that construction. Here are some links to the first ...


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You would usually conclude that "has" is an auxiliary, but that "had" isn't, in this sentence. An auxiliary verb is generally considered to be one that doesn't have its own arguments (or takes on the arguments of the main verb). Or to put things less technically: the "main" verb that you choose in the sentence is generally "compatible" with certain ...



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