what is PRIMARY  HELPING  VERBS and MODAL HELPING VERB? Asked by sreya mohan on 27/06/12

All helping verbs are used with a main verb (either expressed or understood by default). There are 2 groups of helping verbs:

  • Primary helping verbs usually changes the tense or voice of the main verb and is also used in making questions and negations.

Instances of the same are:

  • do + V1 (base verb)

  • be + -ing (present participle)

  • have + V3 (past participle)

  • Modal helping verbs which are usually used to change the 'mood' of the main verb.

Instances of the same can be understood in the mentioned link below:



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