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    #1

    Help him do or help him doing

    Quote Originally Posted by Checkmate View Post
    "His mom helps him doing the homework" is fine.
    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    'Helps him doing' is not correct.
    It should be 'helps him do(infinitive)'.
    'Helps' implies having a part in doing the home work.
    Better to say: His mom guides him with/in his homework.

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    Why infinitive is used instead of gerund?

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    #3

    Re: Help him do or help him doing

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    It's just a post about whether to use "help me to do" or "help me do"

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    Re: Help him do or help him doing

    http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/help_1
    As the dictionary says 'help somebody (to) do something', we should simply follow it rather than try to devise a different usage.

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    #5

    Re: Help him do or help him doing

    Are there any other word exclusively used with infinitive or gerund only?

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    Re: Help him do or help him doing

    'Use something to do something'.
    'Use something for (doing) something'.
    ── quoted from http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/use_1

    'Be/get used to (doing) something'.
    ── quoted from http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/used_1

    You can find many similar examples in dictionaries.
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    Re: Help him do or help him doing

    Quote Originally Posted by Checkmate View Post
    Why is the infinitive is used instead of the gerund?
    Checkmate, don't forget to use the correct word order for questions, and to use articles when they are needed.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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