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    Default Are this sentences correct?

    Is it correct to speak this way?

    1) Could you please help me take a look?

    2) I was wondering if you could help me take a look.

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    Default Re: Are this sentences correct?

    Yes.

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    Default Re: Are this sentences correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by salt&pepper View Post
    Is it correct to speak this way say the following?

    1) Could you please help me take a look?

    2) I was wondering if you could help me take a look.
    They are both perfectly acceptable grammatically although not entirely clear in meaning. Do you want someone else to take a look in order to help you, or do you want to take a look but need someone's help to do so?


    Your thread title, however, does not follow the forum guidelines. You should include some or all of the words you are querying. A good title for this thread would have been "Could you please help me to take a look?"
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Are this sentences correct?

    [QUOTE=emsr2d2;955851]They are both perfectly acceptable grammatically although not entirely clear in meaning. Do you want someone else to take a look in order to help you, or do you want to take a look but need someone's help to do so?

    So, which one is correct?
    "Could you help me take a look?"
    or
    "Could you help me to take a look"

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    Default Re: Are this sentences correct?

    Further to the above, I'm not too sure when i should add in "to"
    For example:
    "Could you help me cook?" or "Could you help me to cook?"
    "Could you help me carry my books?" or "Could you help me to carry my books?"
    Is there a difference between the sentences?

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    Default Re: Are this sentences correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by salt&pepper View Post
    Further to the above, I'm not too sure when i should add in "to"
    For example:
    "Could you help me cook?" or "Could you help me to cook?"
    "Could you help me carry my books?" or "Could you help me to carry my books?"
    Is there a difference between the sentences?
    I have just answered this in another thread of yours. Please do not ask the same question in two different threads.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Default Re: Are this sentences correct?

    Regarding the thread title, and apart from the valid comment by bobk:

    It should be Are these sentences correct? You cannot say Are this sentences.

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