Does a past participle always have a helping verb? What are examples of helping verbs?

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No, a past participle does not always have a helping verb.


Examples of helping verbs are: must, shall, could, will, and can.

An example of a past participle without a helping verb might be:
"Sally ate in the car ."

An example with a helping verb:
"Sally should have eaten in the car ."

Note: Bold words are the past participle.