Helping verbs quiz

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Date(s) - 19/09/2016
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Verbs

Recognizing Verbs

The first word to recognize and understand is the verb.

*The verb is the word that tells what is being done in the sentence, and/or is one of the twenty-three helping verbs.

DOING VERBS are words that can be done—you can do them.

You can go, stand, believe, refuse, nominate, give, and jump.

Helping Verbs are often used with doing verbs to give exact meaning:

Tutter tries.                   Tutter was trying.         Tutter will try.      Tutter had tried.

Tutter could be trying. Tutter should have tried.

In all six sentence, try is the doing verb; the subject is Tutter.  The helping verbs give the sentences very different meanings.

  1. MEMORIZE, in order, this list of twenty-three helping verbs:

is, am, are, was, were, be, being, been;

has have, had;

do, does, did;

shall, will, should, would;

may, might, must;

can, could

Make sure that you can say them as well as you say the alphabet or count to 100.

  1. Some of these verbs may be the only verb words in the sentence:

He has had many successes.                She always does her homework.

 

 

 

Practice: In each sentence below, look for “helping verbs” that you memorized: look for “doing verbs” that can be done; draw two lines under the verb words; write answers in the blank spaces.

  1. Isaih had run very fast around the track.
  2. The helping verb is: ___________________ b. The doing verb is: _______________
  3. The complete verb is: _______________________ _______________________
  4. Did anyone run faster than Isaih?
  5. The helping verb is: ___________________ b. The doing verb is: _______________
  6. The complete verb is: ______________________________________________
  7. Why is faster not a verb word? ___________________________________________________________________

 

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  1. Isaih’s record was not broken by anyone.
  2. The helping verb is: ___________________ b. The doing verb is: _______________
  3. The complete verb is: _______________________________________________

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  1. Why is not not a verb word? ___________________________________________________________________

 

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  1. These flowers were grown in Hawaii.
  2. Did those boots fit you?
  3. Ted must really have worked hard for that prize.
  4. Had Dad changed his mind?
  5. The students should have checked their work.
  6. Mary will be leaving soon.
  7. The sun suddenly disappeared behind a cloud.
  8. The man baked a chocolate cake.
  9. Why didn’t you answer?
  10. The little girl walked into the house and called her mother.
  11. Can this set of shelves be moved?
  12. Sue had not gone to school.

 

 

  1. These flowers were grown in Hawaii.
  2. Did those boots fit you?
  3. Ted must really have worked hard for that prize.
  4. Had Dad changed his mind?
  5. The students should have checked their work.
  6. Mary will be leaving
  7. The sun suddenly disappeared behind a cloud.
  8. The man baked a chocolate cake.
  9. Why didn’t you answer?
  10. The little girl walked into the house and called her mother.
  11. Can this set of shelves be moved?
  12. Sue had not gone to school.

 

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