Re: Are the highligted words being used correctly in the sentences?
I don't think I understand 1 and 2. Number 1 definitely has me stumped. Number 2 seems to contain slightly clearer information. Based on those two, my best guess is that you have a friend who works somewhere. Your mom has an application pending at that place. Your mom wants to know if you have asked your friend to check on the progress of your mom's application. Is that correct?
Originally Posted by Jit833
With number 3, "Did you help me ...?" doesn't make sense. The speaker would know whether or not the other person had helped the speaker.
Number 4 is OK if it fits the context.
If numbers 3 and 4 are supposed to relate to the same circumstances then perhaps 3 should be "Did you help me by asking your friend if I can join them?"
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