Main Verbs and Helping Verbs (Grade 6)

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Main Verbs and Helping Verbs

Main Verbs and Helping Verbs

  • A verb phrase is a verb that contains more than one word.
  • The last word in a verb phrase is the main verb.
  • All other words in a verb phrase are helping verbs.
  • A helping verb helps the main verb show an action or make a statement.
  • The verb be is often used as a helping verb with a present participle, or a verb ending in -ing.
  • The verb have is often used as a helping verb with a past participle, or a verb ending in -ed. 

Example

  • Our family will watch the shows we have recorded.

Main Verbs and Helping Verbs Worksheet

Write each sentence. Underline each main verb and circle the helping verb.

1. My sister has followed this program for years.
2. The series will reach its conclusion next spring.
3. They may release a movie shortly after that.
4. We will be checking the magazines for news about it.
5. I should pay that much attention to my studies.
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