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    #1

    "It can help me in this work" - problem with the preposition

    Is this sentence correct?
    "I'm very patient. It can help me in this work"
    (I'm applying for a job as a teacher)

    According to the dictionary the only possible preposition after "help" is "with".
    But I feel that it doesn't convey that meaning.

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    Re: "It can help me in this work" - problem with the preposition

    Try this instead: I am very patient, which can be helpful in this line of work.
    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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    #3

    Re: "It can help me in this work" - problem with the preposition

    Your dictionary is simplifying things for you. There is nothing wrong with your sentence.

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