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    Which are correct:

    1-If I knew what he needed, I could help better.

    2-If I knew what he needed, I could better help.

    3-If I knew what he needed, I could help him better.

    4-If I knew what he needed, I could better help him.

    Meaning: I don't know what he needs and therefore I can not help him properly. If I knew what he needed then I would be a bigger help to him.

    I do not particularly like "2" and "4". The position of "better" in them does not seem natural to me. But maybe putting "better" there changes the meaning of the sentence slightly?

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    I agree with you, but I would accept #4. #2 is terribly awkward.

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    It is good to see you back.

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    Thanks. It's good to be back.

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