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    #1

    helped her to find (or) helped her find

    He helped her find the job
    He helped her to find the job

    Are both sentences correct?

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    #2

    Re: helped her to find (or) helped her find

    Quote Originally Posted by jayan12 View Post
    He helped her find the job
    He helped her to find the job

    Are both sentences correct?
    I prefer the first one: "He helped her find the job." This is the only form I would ever use.

    Some time ago I would say the second one is wrong, but now I think there are controversies.
    Look at what Barb_D said about it:
    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Simply, after the verb "to help" you use the bare infinitive.
    The above quote is from the thread https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...so-dead-2.html which has an interesting discussion in this subject.


    PS Not a native speaker

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    #3

    Re: helped her to find (or) helped her find

    Quote Originally Posted by jayan12 View Post
    He helped her find the job
    He helped her to find the job

    Are both sentences correct?
    Both are correct.

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    Re: helped her to find (or) helped her find

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    Both are correct.

    Are they same in the meaning?

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    Re: helped her to find (or) helped her find

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    Are they same in the meaning?
    I believe there's no difference in meaning.

    [not a teacher]

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    #6

    Re: helped her to find (or) helped her find

    Yes, completely the same meaning. I think it's more "American" to omit the "to."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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