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    Question Confused about the verb "assist" when it's followed by another verb.

    I looked it up in four online dictionaries and got different results.
    Macmillan Dictionary: assist someone to do something
    Oxford Learner's Dictionaries: assist someone in doing something
    or
    assist someone to do something
    Merriam-Webster Dictionary: assist someone in doing something

    Before I looked it up in the fourth dictionary, I assumed "assist someone to do something" is interchangeable with "assist someone in doing something." However, Longman Dictionary says "Do not say 'assist someone to do something' ..."
    So, what's your opinions, native speakers?

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    Re: Confused about the verb "assist" when it's followed by another verb.

    I would rely on any of the first three dictionaries before Longman any day.

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    #3

    Re: Confused about the verb "assist" when it's followed by another verb.

    I am also not a big fan of Longman Dictionary.

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