Afrikaans tense, mood, and
aspect markers are auxiliaries. When they occur in clusters in subordinate clauses, they all precede V, except for past marker het (e.g. dat sy moes kon ge-sien het [that 3SG.F.NOM must be.able PCL-seen PST] 'that she must have been able to see'). In main clauses, however, a finite auxiliary will always precede the verb, owing to the (obligatory) effects of V2.