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    Smile I cannot help telling him the truth.

    I cannot help telling him the truth.
    I cannot help but tell him the truth.
    I cannot help tell him the truth.
    I cannot help but telling him the truth.



    Could you come up with a reason why the last two don't sound right? Thanks.

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    Default Re: I cannot help telling him the truth.

    I cannot help telling him the truth.
    I cannot help but tell him the truth.

    means:

    I cannot help (except by) telling him the truth.

    I cannot help (in any other way) but (instead I can) tell him the truth.

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