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    Are the following verbs used as helping verbs?

    1. We should help the injured fish.
    2. I may visit my cousin tomorrow.
    3. Starfish must stay below the surface.
    4. I shall eat shrimp for dinner tonight.
    5. My friends and I were swimming when a shark attacked us.
    6. Jack can jump out of the water.

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    Default Re: helping verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by ninetales View Post
    Are the following verbs used as helping verbs?

    1. We should help the injured fish.
    2. I may visit my cousin tomorrow.
    3. Starfish must stay below the surface.
    4. I shall eat shrimp for dinner tonight.
    5. My friends and I were swimming when a shark attacked us.
    6. Jack can jump out of the water.
    Yes, they are helping/auxiliary verbs.

    In addition, all but #5 are modal (auxiliary) verbs.

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