Now that you know how to use the basic helping verbs in English, let’s learn the modal helping verbs. Modal helping verbs modify the main verb by expressing necessity or possibility. Use CAN / COULD to express ABILITY / POSSIBILITY: I can swim. (I have the ability to swim) We could go to the movies [...]
Helping verbs, also called “auxiliary verbs,” are verbs that don’t have a specific definition by themselves, but instead “help” the main verb of the sentence. A lot of students make mistakes with helping verbs in English, so here’s a complete guide to using this type of verb! Helping Verb #1 – DO Use a form [...]
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1. be 2. have 3. do 4. say 5. go 6. can 7. get 8. would 9. make 10. know 11. will 12. think 13. take 14. see 15. come 16. could 17. want 18. look 19. use 20. find 21. give 22. tell 23. work [...]
Many students get confused when there are two consecutive verbs in a sentence – what form does the second verb take? This lesson will show you five types of verb + verb combinations with example sentences. If you want to practice more, try creating your own example sentence for each verb in the tables! #1 [...]
Did you know that there are at least four different ways to use the -ing form of verbs in English? #1 – Use the -ING form of verbs in continuous tenses Continuous tenses are when an action is in progress, for example: Present continuous: I’m studying English. She’s watching TV. We’re having lunch at the [...]
Two Negative Forms of the English Verb HAVE There are two ways to make the negative form of the verb HAVE or HAS: Don’t have / Doesn’t have Haven’t / Hasn’t When “have” is the main verb (meaning possession), then the negative form is “don’t have / doesn’t have.” Positive: I have a car. Negative: [...]