Welcome to 15mins.today the home of English Shadowing. I am your host Gavin, and this is InTense Episode 62. Well guys we are doing verbs, we have done action verbs and linking verbs and now we are on the last kind helping verbs and that will be the end of Verbs, hooray! And the question will be what are helping verbs?Helping verbs are added to another verb to make a meaning clearer. You can look on Google. You will find a list of them does, did, have, has, had,... many examples and they make up little phrases like verb phrases with the main verb and a helping verb, so, “They will run before dawn.” Okay, “He will eat lunch before leaving for the office.” Well, there's a lot, so will leave, still have, did eat. Okay, so those words make up a little phrase and these are just helping verbs, so the verb is not just “run > will run.” That I have actually done this in some of the example has eaten, there you go there is an example of a helping verb. The eaten is the verb, maybe an action verb. “He has eaten cake.”
So, that would be an action verb, and so the hasis actually a helping verb in that little phrase. So, has is a verb, eaten is a verb. Eaten is an action verb and has the helping verb. It doesn't matter for your reference just be able to recognise that there has, and the eaten or both verbs. There you go, a verbal phrase if you like, as long as you can identify that you will be fine. Great, so without further ado, let's just do a bunch of these examples and then we can finish verbs. Hooray, for us. Let's listen to our example questions.
Has John eaten lunch? Yes, he has eaten lunch.
Has John eaten lunch? No, he has not eaten lunch.
Will Suzan send the report? Yes, she will send the report.
Will Suzan send the report? No, she will not send the report.
Should I leave? Yes, you should leave
Should I leave? No, you should not leave.
Might the company reply soon? Yes, they might reply soon.
Might the company reply soon? No, they might not reply soon.
Are they still eating lunch? Yes, they are still eating lunch.
Are they still eating lunch? No, they are not still eating lunch.
Could Jerry help us? Yes, he could help us.
Could Jerry help us? No, he could not help us.
Would you like some coffee? Yes, I would like some coffee.
Would you like some coffee? No, I would not like some coffee.
Can she do it? Yes, she can do it.
Can she do it? No, she cannot do it.
Must Steven finish the report? Yes, he must finish the report.
Must Steve finish the report. No, he must not finish the report.
Well there you go guys. Some examples. So basically a helping verb, they help create like verb phrases and they consist of one main verb and one or more helping verbs. And for examples I'm just going to quote a few: to be, do, does, did, have, has, had, shall, should, will, would, can, could, may, might, must... Yeah anyway, yeah a whole bunch of them. I'm sure you can search Google and find many, many more. I hope that was helpful. Just keep repeating the questions and I will mark them in the transcript. I will catch you in the next episode goodbye!