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    Question Help out vs. help

    Hi, is there any actual difference between help out and help?

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    Default Re: Help out vs. help

    help out - (maybe) reach out to help
    help - just help

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    Default Re: Help out vs. help

    Quote Originally Posted by Fazzu
    help out - (maybe) reach out to help
    I don't think so; help out is used in the form of help sb out, and the difference between help and help out is probably very subtle--hence my question.

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    Default Re: Help out vs. help

    Quote Originally Posted by nyggus
    Hi, is there any actual difference between help out and help?
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    Anyone, please?
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    Default Re: Help out vs. help

    It's a tough one as 'help out' is about giving assistance, but I think it is often used for specific help at a particular time.

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    Default Re: Help out vs. help

    Quote Originally Posted by nyggus
    I don't think so; help out is used in the form of help sb out, and the difference between help and help out is probably very subtle--hence my question.

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    As tdol says, the difference is very subtle. Help out can also be used in this way - "I helped out with the housework today." - so is not always separable.

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