What are Helping Verbs? - Definition & Examples


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Helping verbs make verbs more _________ by adding degrees of meanings to the verbs.

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1. Identify the helping verb in the following sentence: 'Jane has passed three tests in order to get her license.'

2. Try identifying the helping verb in this sentence: 'The students are going to Paris in the spring.'

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Helping verbs are used along with the main verb in a sentence. Answer the practice questions in this interactive quiz and worksheet to ensure that you know how helping verbs can be used effectively.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Information you will be tested on includes:

  • Assistance that helping verbs provide in terms of meaning
  • Identifying helping verbs
  • Categories of helping verbs
  • Other roles of helping verbs

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most significant information about how to recognize and utilize helping verbs
  • Information recall - access the knowledge gained about modal helping verbs
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of helping verbs to identify them in sentences

Additional Learning

To learn more detailed information about helping verbs, refer to the associated lesson, What are Helping Verbs? - Definition & Examples. The objectives addressed include:

  • Define and differentiate between verbs and helping verbs
  • Identify examples of helping verbs
  • Understand the way helping verbs impact verb tense
  • Know the four tenses that helping verbs help define: present perfect, past perfect, present progressive, past progressive