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    "Help do smth" vs "Help to do smth"

    Dear teachers,

    When I studied English at school I was taught to use "to" after the verb "help". At present, I come across a lot of phrases like "help do smth".
    What is the correct form to use?

    Thank you.

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    Re: "Help do smth" vs "Help to do smth"

    Both are acceptable nowadays.

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    Re: "Help do smth" vs "Help to do smth"

    5jj, thank you. Which variant is more preferable for formal style?

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