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Helping Verbs Course


Welcome to the Helping Verbs Course!

In this course we will thoroughly cover the primary English helping verbs:
BE, DO and HAVE.

These are three of the most common English verbs, as well as some of the most confusing ones.


So what should you expect from this course?

  • Short and to the point weekly lessons
    (we will gradually go step by step)

  • Clear explanations

  • Examples and illustrations

  • Exercises + Answers

The lessons will be arriving by e-mail, so make sure you are receiving my e-mails properly.

So let's start!


Lesson 01

The verb BE

Quick note:

In the simple present tense the verb BE has these three forms:

  • I => am

  • She, he, it => is

  • We, you, they => are

We will use these forms in our examples and exercises.

Now, before going over BE as a helping verb, it's important to go over some of its other basic meanings.

In this lesson we will go over two of the meanings of the verb BE.

The meanings of the verb BE:

1. Exists

In this meaning BE usually comes with there:

There is = exists

There are = exist


There is a rabbit inside.
A rabbit

There is nothing in the fridge.

An empty fridge

There is
a problem...

A problem

There is a difference between the balloons.

Party kids

There are
crazy people in the world.

There are crazy people in the world.

2. Happens

The party is tonight.

A party

The meeting is down the hall.

A meeting

Come, it is over there.

Over there!

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