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What is the verb and helping verb of this sentence. Mary was studying for the test.

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    http://chompchomp.com/terms/verb.htm
    Scroll almost all the way to the bottom where auxiliary verbs are explained.

    Let us know what you think.

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    The Helping verb is "was" but the actual verb is studying. Was studying is called the "verb phrase.

    EXAMPLES OF VERB PHRASES BELOW N SENTENCES:
    1. Sherry is calling her mom.
    2. The Boys were arrested last night.
    3. David is working on his speech.

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