Sometimes a single action word (verb) does not have enough push by itself to make an impact on the audience it is trying to get a message across to. This is where the good ole’ helping verb comes in. A helping verb extends the meaning of a sentence a great deal. Helping verbs can extend expression in all times, amounts, and variety of actions occur in all kinds of different directions. These types of verbs can complicate things or make them easier, depending on the situation that they are used in. It entirely is at the discretion of the author and what they choose to do with it. There are three primary help verbs. These words include be, do, and have. These words can also be used as the main verb of a sentence. There are variations and plays off these words based on the tense structure that the sentence calls for. The word "be" can have two variations that can present as the word "is" in the continuous tense and as the word "are" in the passive tense.
These worksheets take students through a wide array of word usage. We start by working on simple word placement with sentences. We progress on to rewriting and editing sentences. The worksheets progress on to constructing well thought out sentences that exhibit solid syntax and adheres to grammar rules. Students will quickly learn that the most problematic use of this words comes with using the correct verb tense. Reading these sentences aloud can be used as a confirming practice.