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    When do I use "to" in a sentence?

    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?

    Are both sentence alright to be used?

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    Re: When do I use "to" in a sentence?

    HELP is one of the rare verbs in English which can be followed by a bare infinitive or a to- infinitive with no difference in meaning. The bare infinitive used to be accepted in AmE only, but it is now common in BrE as well.

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    Re: When do I use "to" in a sentence?

    Does that mean that it's fine to use either way?
    Meaning the 2 sentences: "Could you help me take a look" and "Could you help me take a look" are both correct?

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    Re: When do I use "to" in a sentence?

    Yes

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