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    Question Is help+in grammatical?

    Hi !
    Question: Can we use help+in in any sentence? Is it grammatical or standard English?
    Are "Ann helped me in preparing the dinner." " My brother helps me in my studies." Teacher should help new-comers in getting along with other students." right?

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    Default Re: Is help+in grammatical?

    They're OK. It is also common with the noun: I need some help in my studies.

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    Default Re: Is help+in grammatical?

    Thanks very much but can you please tell me all the ways of using the verb help (all the structures please) with revalent examples? It's really confusing.

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    Default Re: Is help+in grammatical?

    Help (someone) (to) do something
    There's little difference to me between help do and help to do.

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    Question Re: Is help+in grammatical?

    Thanks for your answer but what about help + in ? Can you tell me the details about how to use this structure so that I can be satisfied and will be able to make no mistakes in future?

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    Default Re: Is help+in grammatical?

    Amazed
    So no one is able enough to satisfy me and tell me what I want to know in the whole world?. If that's so, where should I go to learn English and if you people, too, fail to answer to the questions, who should I ask? .Sadder and more upset than ever!

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    Default Re: Is help+in grammatical?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    They're OK. It is also common with the noun: I need some help in my studies.
    What's the difference then if you say (what I usually use)?:
    I need some help with my studies

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    Default Re: Is help+in grammatical?

    Quote Originally Posted by dawoodusmani View Post
    Amazed
    So no one is able enough to satisfy me and tell me what I want to know in the whole world?. If that's so, where should I go to learn English and if you people, too, fail to answer to the questions, who should I ask? .Sadder and more upset than ever!
    (Verb help) + (noun or pronoun) + in + something (noun or gerund)
    Help me in my studies; Help him in his writing.

    (Verb help) + (noun or pronoun) + (infinitive of verb) + something (noun)
    Help him do his work; Help him to do his work; Not: Help him doing his work.

    (Noun help) + in + something (noun or gerund)
    Give me some help in my studies; Give me help in writing my essay.

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    Default Re: Is help+in grammatical?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Jamshid Ibrahim View Post
    What's the difference then if you say (what I usually use)?:
    I need some help with my studies
    This is also as correct as "help in my studies".
    (Not a teacher)

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    Wink Re: Is help+in grammatical?

    There's a little difference between help in something and help with something.

    The new system has helped in fighting crime. (the new system was not the only measure to fight crime; it was a contributory factor)

    The new system has helped with fighting crime. (this time the new system has done the entire job)


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