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  1. Marina Gaidar's Avatar
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    Why in the world should I help you?

    Can I say like this "Why in the world should I help you?"

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    Re: Why in the world should I help you?

    Sure you can. What is bothering you. Is it anything to do with "in the world"? It is perfectly fine. It adds "a sense or tone of surprise" to the sentence.

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    Re: Why in the world should I help you?

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Yes, it's fine. You can check these phrases in Google Books. Why in the world should, for instance, yields quite a number of hits.

    'Why on earth should I help you?' is also possible.

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