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Main Verbs and Helping Verbs - Grade 6


Main Verbs and Helping Verbs

Main Verbs and Helping Verbs


*A main verb shows the main action or state of being in a sentence.

  • Adam and his mom cook dinner on Thursday nights.
  • We attended the party. 
  • Andrew fed the cat. 
  • Mirna loves cake.

*A helping verb helps the main verb show tense. Helping verbs include forms of be, do, and have, as well as will, can, may, should, and must.

helping verbs

  • They will make steamed dumplings for dinner tomorrow.
  • Adam was singing for an hour.
  • Jhon has eaten the chicken already.
  • You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

*A verb phrase consists of a main verb and one or more helping verbs.

  • Beau has enjoyed learning how to cook.
  • He can smell the pizza.
  • She has appeared on screen as an actress.
  • She will have been studying Italian for three years.

Main Verbs and Helping Verbs (Interactive Activity)

Main Verbs and Helping Verbs (PDF Worksheet)

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