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    Cool Would you mind helping me to check out these three sentences? Thank you.

    There was no doubt that his essay was outstanding and he finally got a chance to relax. However, the next day, he died due to overwork. If he tried to take a rest while completing his essay, I think he would not die.

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    Re: Would you mind helping me to check out these three sentences? Thank you.

    Quote Originally Posted by heyuting View Post
    There was no doubt that his essay was outstanding and he finally got a chance to relax. However, the next day, he died due to overwork. If he had tried to take a rest while completing his essay, I think he would not have died.
    WOW! I will never write another essay.

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    Re: Would you mind helping me to check out these three sentences? Thank you.

    Thank you.
    Haha, here I mean he overworked so that he died. It's possible if you work for a long time without a rest.
    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    WOW! I will never write another essay.

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    Re: Would you mind helping me to check out these three sentences? Thank you.

    Just asking - how do you try to take a rest? (unless, of course, someone or something is trying to disturb you - example He tried to take a rest, but the flickering light prevented him.).

    Incidentally, this and your similarly-titled other post make the same mistake; you are not asking us to help you [to] correct your sentences - in that case you'd be correcting them with our help. You are asking us to correct them (and by doing that we will have helped you).

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    Re: Would you mind helping me to check out these three sentences? Thank you.

    Sorry, I don't get it.
    Of course, you guys helped me a lot to realize some mistakes I made.
    But did I bother you for asking the same questions?
    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Just asking - how do you try to take a rest? (unless, of course, someone or something is trying to disturb you - example He tried to take a rest, but the flickering light prevented him.).

    Incidentally, this and your similarly-titled other post make the same mistake; you are not asking us to help you [to] correct your sentences - in that case you'd be correcting them with our help. You are asking us to correct them (and by doing that we will have helped you).

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    Re: Would you mind helping me to check out these three sentences? Thank you.

    Quote Originally Posted by heyuting View Post
    Sorry, I don't get it.
    Of course, you guys helped me a lot to realize some mistakes I made.
    But did I bother you for asking the same questions?
    No problem I was simply saying that your use of 'help to' was wrong - obviously not simply enough

    You want to say 'Please help me by correcting...'. If you say 'Please help me to <verb>' then you are doing <verb> and you just want 'another pair of hands' - for example 'Please help me to move this paving slab'.

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