Auxiliary vs Superfluous - What's the difference?
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Auxiliary is a related term of superfluous.
As adjectives the difference between auxiliary and superfluous
is that auxiliary
is helping]]; [[give|giving assistance or support while superfluous
is in excess of what is required or sufficient.
As a noun auxiliary
is a person or group that acts in an auxiliary manner.
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]
In excess of what is required or sufficient.
- With a full rain suit, carrying an umbrella may be superfluous .
* excessive, extraneous, extra, pleonastic, supernumerary, surplus, unnecessary, extravagant