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    Usage of "Get" and "Help" in the sentences.

    1.will we have to use "to" with "get" word in the following sentence? or Which one of the following sentences is correct?

    # How long will it take to get New york?
    or
    # How long will it take to get to New york?



    2. Since we know that when ever we use "Help" word we should use (Bare infinitive"without to") like:

    # He helps me write the letter.

    or some times we also use (Full infinitive "with to ") with "Help" word like:

    # Understanding these molecules will help chemists to find out what is achievable.

    Please let me know whether we should use "to" with "Help" word or not.

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    Re: Usage of "Get" and "Help" in the sentences.

    Quote Originally Posted by shahjehansoomro View Post
    1.will we have to use "to" with "get" word in the following sentence? or Which one of the following sentences is correct?
    # How long will it take to get New York?
    or
    # How long will it take to get to New York?
    You need 'to'. You are not getting New York.


    2. Since we know that whenever we use "Help" word we should use (Bare infinitive"without to") like:
    # He helps me write the letter.
    No, we don't don't know that. You go on (below) to contradict yourself. "Whenever we use 'help'" means "every time we use 'help'". You could use 'to' there.

    or some times we also use (Full infinitive "with to ") with "Help" word like:
    # Understanding these molecules will help chemists to find out what is achievable.
    'To' is not absolutely necessary here, though I'd use it.
    Please let me know whether we should use "to" with "Help" word or not.
    It's often optional, as in your sentences.

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    Re: Usage of "Get" and "Help" in the sentences.

    Quote Originally Posted by shahjehansoomro View Post

    2. Since we know that when ever we use "Help" word we should use (Bare infinitive"without to") like:

    # He helps me write the letter.

    or some times we also use (Full infinitive "with to ") with "Help" word like:

    # Understanding these molecules will help chemists to find out what is achievable.

    Please let me know whether we should use "to" with "Help" word or not.

    Here's an extensive discussion on the topic of "help" vs "to help." I don't think there's a definitive answer.
    http://english.stackexchange.com/que...ith-or-without

    If you were to ask me in regards to AmE usage, I would not use "to." In many cases, I would instead use the preposition "with."

    "He helped me to write the letter" sounds a little clunky to me.
    "He helped me write the letter" sounds a little truncated to me (as if something was missing).

    "He helped me with writing the letter" seems more natural, though more lengthy.

    "He helped me with my homework" sounds much better than "He helped me to do my homework."

    Understanding these molecules will help chemists find out what is achievable. (sounds more natural without "to")
    Understanding these molecules will help chemists know what is achievable. (a more concise sentence)


    --lotus
    Last edited by lotus888; 22-May-2014 at 19:16.

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    Re: Usage of "Get" and "Help" in the sentences.

    I have no problem with "He helped me write the letter" or "He helped me do my homework". I prefer these two without "to".

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    Re: Usage of "Get" and "Help" in the sentences.

    Mike still I need to ask question #1
    Which one of the following sentences is correct?

    # How long will it take to get New York?
    or
    # How long will it take to get to New York?

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    Re: Usage of "Get" and "Help" in the sentences.

    Quote Originally Posted by shahjehansoomro View Post
    Mike still I need to ask question #1
    Did I waste my time answering your question? My answers are in blue in post #2. Did you read them?

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