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  • Helping Verbs A Project LA Activity jump
  • Review
    • Daniel will choose a baseball bat.
    • He steps up to the plate.
    • The pitcher tossed the ball.
    • Daniel will swing hard.
    • The ball struck the bat.
    • The ball flies through the air.
    • It landed over the fence.
    • Daniel will run around the bases.
    • The crowd screams loudly.
    • He will slide into home plate.
  • Helping Verbs
    • A helping verb works with a main verb to help you understand what action is taking place.
    Elmer was using the computer.
  • 23 Helping Verbs may might must  be being been am are is was were (main) do does did (main) should could would have had has (main) will can shall
  • Primary helping verbs (3 verbs)
    • These are the verbs be , do , and have . Note that we can use these three verbs as helping verbs or as main verbs.
    • For example...
      • be
      • to make continuous tenses (He is watching TV.)
      • to make the passive (Small fish are eaten by big fish.)
  • Primary helping verbs (3 verbs)
    • have
    • to make perfect tenses (I have finished my homework.)
    • do
    • to make negatives (I do not like you.)
    • to ask questions ( Do you want some coffee?)
    • to show emphasis (I do want you to pass your exam.)
    • to stand for a main verb in some constructions (He speaks faster than she does .)
  • Modal helping verbs (10 verbs)
    • We use modal helping verbs to "modify" the meaning of the main verb in some way. A modal helping verb expresses necessity or possibility, and changes the main verb in that sense.
  • Modal helping verbs (10 verbs)
    • Modal Helping Verbs:
    • can, could, may, might, will, would, shall, should, must, ought to
    • Here are examples using modal verbs:
    • I can't speak Chinese.
    • John may arrive late.
    • Would you like a cup of coffee?
    • You should see a doctor.
    • I really must go now.