Daily Grammar

Lesson 7

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.

I’ve done it again.

2. You aren't going with us.

You aren't going with us.

3. She's staying to tend the kids.

She's staying to tend the kids.

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