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    • Join Date: Apr 2006
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    #1

    help

    Can you help me to correct my sentences and answer the question?
    My English is poor and sometime when I want to us someone questions, they usually do not know what I ask about.
    But in this times I hole you know what I want to ask this question.

    Some sentences use help not follow “to” but some sentences use help want to follow “to”, how can I distinguish? Can you give me some example?

  1. #2

    Re: help

    well, when help is followed by a noun, then there's no doubt: you shouldn't use to.

    When help is followed by a verb, I've seen them both with and without to and it seems to be a matter of style more than anything else. Personally, I prefer no to use it.

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    #3

    Re: help

    Quote Originally Posted by danch

    Some sentences use help not follow “to” but some sentences use help want to follow “to”, how can I distinguish? Can you give me some example?
    There's no real difference:
    I helped him to do it.
    I helped him do it.

    You'll see both used.


    • Join Date: Apr 2006
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    #4

    Re: help

    thank you HCaulfeild and tdol, i think i have know it.

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