helping verb

An auxiliary verb; a verb that accompanies the main verb in a clause.

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  • helping verb — helping verb, = auxiliary verb. (Cf. ↑auxiliary verb) * * * noun, pl ⋯ verbs [count] grammar : ↑auxiliary verb …   Useful english dictionary

  • helping verb — n. AUXILIARY VERB * * * …   Universalium

  • helping verb — n. AUXILIARY VERB …   English World dictionary

  • helping verb — help′ing verb n. cvb gram. auxiliary verb • Etymology: 1815–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • helping verb — noun Date: 1711 an auxiliary verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • helping verb. — See auxiliary verb. [1815 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • helping verb. — See auxiliary verb. [1815 25] …   Useful english dictionary

  • verb —  erbs can be defined generally (if a bit loosely) as words that have tense and that denote what someone or something is or does. Verbs that have an object are called transitive verbs that is, the verb transmits the action from subject to an… …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • verb — n. 1) to conjugate, inflect; passivize a verb 2) an auxiliary, helping; compound, phrasal; copular (esp. BE), copulative, linking; defective; irregular; main; modal; regular; strong; weak verb 3) an active; passive verb 4) an intransitive;… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • helping — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ big, generous, heaping (AmE), huge, large ▪ a generous helping of potatoes ▪ small ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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