This week we have been learning about helping verbs. Helping verbs are
a verb that comes before the main verb. It does not show an action like a normal verb. Together the helping verb and the main verb form a verb phrase.
For example, in the sentence Samatha can ride her sister's tricyle, the helping verb is can and the main verb is ride.
More than one helping verb can be used in a sentence. For example, in the sentence Miss E has been walking to work, the helping verbs are has and been.
Sometimes a word (such as not) separates the helping verb from the main verb, but NOT is NOT a helping verb. For example, in the sentence Pam does not want a new sweater, the helping verb is does and the main verb is want.
Sing along to the catchy tune Jingle Bells to learn your helping verbs!
Verbs! Helping Verbs! There are 23....
are! Was and were! Being, been, and be!
has, had! Do, does, did! Shall, should, will, and would!
are 5 more helping verbs: may, might, must, can, and
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