As adjectives the difference between auxiliary and supplementary
is that auxiliary
is helping]]; [[give|giving assistance or support while supplementary
is additional; added to supply what is wanted.
As a noun auxiliary
is a person or group that acts in an auxiliary manner.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
Helping]]; [[give, giving assistance or support.
Supplementary or subsidiary.
Held in reserve for exceptional circumstances.
(nautical) Of a ship, having both sails and an engine.
(grammar) Relating to an auxiliary verb.
- auxiliary troops
* (supplementary) accessory
* (having sails and engine) motorsailer
A person or group that acts in an auxiliary manner.
A sailing vessel equipped with an engine.
(grammar) An auxiliary verb.
A marching band colorguard.
- The three traditionally recognized Non-modal Auxiliaries' are the per-
fective '''Auxiliary''' ''have'', the progressive '''Auxiliary''' ''be'', and the passive '''Auxiliary
''be''. Perfective ''have'' is so-called because it marks the completion (hence, ''perfec-
tion'') of an action; it is followed by a VP headed by a perfective ''-n'' participle, as
(121) The referee has [VP ''shown him the red card]
Additional; added to supply what is wanted.