- From name only, we can define helping verb as:
Helping verb can be defined as a verb that helps the main verb in the sentence.
Helping verb extends the meaning of the verb in the sentence .
There are 13 verbs that can be used as helping verb.Some of these verbs have multiple forms.
Some examples :
- have , has
do,does, did etc.
Different helping verbs are used for different purposes in sentence.
The two main aspects the helping verb plays a role in are :
Progressive aspect : when action is taking place in ongoing fashion
- Perfect aspect : when action is / was / will be in a state of progress or when action is in continuous form to show state of progress but ongoing.