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    "help someone from a difficult situation" and "help someone out of a difficult

    http://www.stanford.edu/~learnest/cyclops/rupp.htm
    Rupp came back awhile later with another patrolman and said that he was willing to consider releasing me, even though I “had interfered with him earlier,” in view of the fact that I “had helped him out of a difficult situation.” He then gave me a form to sign. I read the form carefully and noticed that it said that I was acknowledging that I had never been arrested. I refused to sign it, saying, “You told me that I was under arrest and you handcuffed me, even though I did not interfere with you in any way. I recommend that you do whatever you have to do.”
    Can I say "help someone from a difficult situation" instead of "help someone out of a difficult situation"?

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    Re: "help someone from a difficult situation" and "help someone out of a difficult

    No, don't change it. It's idiomatic the way it is.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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