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what is main verbs and helping verbs

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    is moving
    (helping verb) is (main verb) moving

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    A Main Verb is an action word or otherwise helps to make a statement.

    Examples: runs, jumps, swims, fishes, flies, hops, eats, devours, consumes, inhales, is, are, seems.

    Kyle devoured the pizza.

    A Helping Verb helps the main verb fit into the sentence.

    Example: has, been, is, have been.

    Kyle has been eating all afternoon

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