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    renzheng04 is offline Junior Member
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    Default Who does ?

    Who does the home work? The mother or the child ?

    1.She helped her boy do home work.
    2.She helped her boy to do home work.
    3.She helped her boy with home work.

    Show me the wrong sentence if it be.

    Thank you for help.

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    Huh in my opinion, all are correct but it should be "the homework" or "his homework". Anyway, i am not a teacher, waiting for more comments from our teachers.

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    I believe they are all grammatically correct. I haven't gotten out the books or anything.

    Numbers 1 and 2 are fine and the boy did the work. The mother assisted him. Now the boy may have just sat there while the mother tried to explain and then eventually gave him the answer. Then the boy writes it down, gets full marks on his homework, you think he understands, ... and then he fails the test.

    Number 2 sounds unnatural in this example. However, the same structure can be used here: "He helped me to get the job." or "My mother helped me to get good grades in English." Both of these are natural sounding sentences with the same grammatical structure. So, I'm going to give it a rating of it's okay grammatically but unnatural. Therefore, I can't mark it wrong but that's not what I would say.

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    Sorry for taking your time , but it is necessary to me.

    Many thanks to you.

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    Default Re: Who does ?

    Really, they both did the worked- the mother only helped, so they both contributed.

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