Parts of Speech - Verbs
The use of helping verbsHelping verbs are any verbs in a verb phrase that are not the main verb.
Source: Lesson 4 causes certain changes in verb phrasesWhen a verb is more than one word, it is called a verb phrase. Verb phrases can be two, three, or four words. Verb phrases are made by using auxiliary or helping verbs.
Source: Lesson 4 that we need to be able to recognize. One change is the use of contractions (contractions are two or more words combined together with an apostrophe).
As mentioned before, it's a good idea to memorize the helping verbs. If you haven’t memorized them, take a few minutes to learn them.
Group 1: is, am, are, was, were
Group 2: be, being, been
Group 3: has, have, had
Group 4: do, does, did
Group 5: shall, will, should, would
Group 6: may, might, must, can, could
Instructions: List the contractions in the following sentences.
1. I've done it again.
2. You aren't going with us.
3. She's staying to tend the kids.