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Helping Verbs. Definition : helps the main verb express action or a state of being. Examples : - can speak - will learn - should have been fed. Together, the main verb and its helping verb or verbs are called a verb phrase. Examples :

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    1. Helping Verbs

    2. Definition: helps the main verb express action or a state of being. Examples: - can speak - will learn - should have been fed

    3. Together, the main verb and its helping verb or verbs are called a verb phrase. Examples: - Many studentscan speak Spanish. - Iwill be learning about helping verbs today.

    4. Some words can be used as both helping verbs and main verbs. Helping Verb: - I do enjoy the movies. Main Verb: - I will do the dishes.

    5. Sometimes a verb phrase is interrupted by another part of speech. Examples: - Students should not forget their homework. - Did you call your friends this weekend?

    6. The word NOT and its contraction, -n’t, are adverbs telling to what extent; neither is part of a verb phrase. Example: - Students should not forget their homework.

    7. Helping Verbs Song (sung to the tune of “Jingle Bells”) Helping verbs, helping verbs, There are twenty-three: AM, IS, ARE, WAS and WERE BEING, BEEN, and BE….oh! HAVE, HAS, HAD, DO, DOES, DID, SHALL, WILL, SHOULD, and WOULD. There are five more helping verbs: MAY, MIGHT, MUST, CAN, COULD.

    8. Linking Verbs

    9. Definition: * Linking Verbs act like an equals sign. * They link the subject to another word. * The subject isn’t doing something. * Instead, it IS or is LIKE something else in the sentence. Example: Amy is pale. (Verb phrase: “is pale.”)

    10. Common Linking Verbs Forms of “be” Could be linking OR action • Am • Are • Is • Was • Were • Be • Being • Been • Become • Became • Sound • Seem • Look • Feel • Taste • Grow • Appear • Remain • Smell

    11. To the tune of London Bridges: Am, are, is, was, were, and be Forms of Be Forms of Be Taste, smell, sound, seem, look, feel, Grow, appear, remain