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    "I offered to help him"
    "I offered him to help"

    Could the second be correct and mean the same as the first?

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    Default Re: Offer To Help

    Quote Originally Posted by Hundred View Post
    "I offered to help him"
    "I offered him to help"

    Could the second be correct and mean the same as the first?
    The second is completely incorrect so there is no answer to "Does it mean the same as the first?" It means nothing.

    You can say "I offered him my help" or "I offered him some help" or just "I offered him help" but "to help" is incorrect.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Offer To Help

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russia%E2%80%93United_States_relations#Vigilant_Ea gle_2010

    "2007 Russia offers the United States to put missile defences on Azerbaijan"

    So, this is wrong usage?

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    Default Re: Offer To Help

    Quote Originally Posted by Hundred View Post
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russia%E2%80%93United_States_relations#Vigilant_Ea gle_2010

    "2007 Russia offers the United States to put missile defences on Azerbaijan"

    So, this is wrong usage?
    That sounds very odd to me. I would expect to see "In 2007, Russia offered to allow the US to put missiles in Azerbaijan".
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