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    "Help" usage

    It is okay to omit the object after "help"?

    1) Could you help me clean up the room?
    2) Could you help clean up the room?


    It is okay to add "to" in the following?

    3) Could you help me to clean up the room?
    4) Could you help to clean up the room?

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    Re: "Help" usage

    Welcome to the forum, litlitchi.

    Is it okay to omit the object after "help"?
    It's OK to omit 'me', but it changes the meaning of the sentence.

    Is it okay to add "to" in the following?
    Yes.

    In 2 and 4, the speaker is not necessarily doing the cleaning.

    Please note the correct way to ask a question.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 27-Sep-2014 at 07:55.

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    Re: "Help" usage

    Many thanks Rover_KE

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    Re: "Help" usage

    You're welcome, but there is no need to write a new post just to say "Thank you". It makes us think there is new information or a follow-up question and we spend time opening the thread. Simply click on the "Thank" button at the bottom left-hand corner of any post you find helpful.



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