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    help to buy and buy

    Dear Teachers


    1) I can help you to buy it.
    2) I can buy it for you.

    Do the above sentences mean the same thing, that is, I can buy it for you but you have to pay me back the money.

    Thank you.

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    Exclamation Re: help to buy and buy

    Quote Originally Posted by SophiaM View Post
    Dear Teachers


    1) I can help you to buy it.
    2) I can buy it for you.

    Do the above sentences mean the same thing, that is, I can buy it for you but you have to pay me back the money.

    Thank you.
    No, there is difference. Please see their use.
    1) I can help you to buy it.
    You need a particular brand of sports shoe, which is not available in all shops, but I know the place where it is sold. So I can take you to the place and help you to buy it.
    2) I can buy it for you.
    Yes, when I go to the market, I will buy it and collect the cost from you.

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