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    rappiolla is offline Newbie
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    Help with help

    I have a confusion with help + infinitive, does it require "to" and if yes, when?
    For example, which of these 2 is correct?
    1. "Pills help some people sleep better"
    2. "Pills help some people to sleep better"
    Offhand I can't remember any specific context but I think I've sometimes seen just "help" and sometimes "help...to".

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Re: Help with help

    You will see both used and I don't think there's much, if any, difference in meaning. Also, after 'can't help' we use a gerund.

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