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    Default Re: back up and help out

    If I am someone's "back-up" (noun) I am the person who can do their job while they are out.
    I was Karen's back-up while she attended the conference.
    Sometimes I back up Mary as well.

    When Karen got a really large project, she needed someone else to work on it with her. I helped her out.

    Do you see how those are not the same verb?
    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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    Default Re: back up and help out

    bhaisahab is right.

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    Default Re: back up and help out

    Thanks so much to you all.

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