Helping the Verb!. Helping Verbs and Verb Phrases. Definitions!. A verb phrase is composed of a helping verb and a main verb. A helping verb is a verb that comes before and “helps” the main verb. A verb phrase may have as many as three helping verbs. Common Helping Verbs. Shall Should Can
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Helping the Verb! Helping Verbs and Verb Phrases
Definitions! • A verb phrase is composed of a helping verb and a main verb. • A helping verb is a verb that comes before and “helps” the main verb. • A verb phrase may have as many as three helping verbs.
Common Helping Verbs • Shall • Should • Can • Could • Will • Would • May • Might • Must • Has • Have • Had • Does • Do • Did • Am • Is • Are • Was • Were • Be • Been • Being
Examples All of the sentences have verb phrases. The helping verbs are in bold. • We had never met before. • He shouldhave won the car race. • She might win the lottery. • Joe will eat it. • Julia cando a split. • The letters should have beenmailed earlier.
Helping Verbs Click the helping verb. I wasusing hammers to build a shelf. Bobbywill eat anything! Jake should take out the trash. Amanda might win the dance contest. Verb Phrases Click VP if the sentence has a verb phrase, and click the X if it doesn’t. Freddy will crawl to the kitchen. VPX Freddy crawled to the kitchen. VPX Emma ate a doughnut for breakfast. VPX Johnny can jump a very long distance. VPX Practice Who Wants to be a Millionaire Game