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    present simple confusion

    my friend and I in deep discuss about present simple tense

    he said with present simple tense we use is-are-am as helping verbs and mentioned these examples


    john is a teacher

    I am from canada


    but I said


    does/do in present simple tense as helping verbs


    regarding to the examples which he mentioned

    I think these in defintion



    could you please clarify that for me? I'm confused






    thanks in advance

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    Re: present simple confusion

    First, what are your examples for 'does/do'?

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    Re: present simple confusion

    my examples are

    in negative he does not eat the apples

    do you like the apples?

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    Re: present simple confusion

    my friend and I in deep discuss about present simple tense

    he said with present simple tense we use is-are-am as helping verbs and mentioned these examples


    john is a teacher

    I am from Canada
    Note that "am, is and are" are not helping verbs in the examples above.

    An helping verb is an auxiliary verb.

    Look at the following sentence:

    "I am reading my book."

    "am" here is an helping verb and "reading" is the main verb.

    But in the following sentence:

    "John is a teacher."

    "is" here is not an helping verb. It's a copula (also called linking verb)

    For more information about helping verbs and linking verbs click:

    Copula verb (linking verb)

    Helping verb (auxiliary verb)

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