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    harmed more than helped

    1-He harmed more than helped me.
    2-He harmed me more than helped me.
    3-He harmed me more than he helped me.

    In which case:
    a-He did both but the harm was greater than the help
    b-What he did would more aptly be described as "harm" rather than "help
    c-The sentence is ambiguous

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    Re: harmed more than helped

    In attempting to help you, he ended up harming more than helping.

    The simple way to say this: He did more harm than good.
    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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    Re: harmed more than helped

    3- a
    1 & 2 are less clear

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