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    infinitive and gerund

    Which one is correct from the following sentences?

    1) Heat waves are important precisely because "they help us understand" everyday conditions that always affect the society but are difficult to see.

    2) Heat waves are important precisely because "they help us to understand" everyday conditions that always affect the society but are difficult to see.

    3) Heat waves are important precisely because "they help us understanding" everyday conditions that always affect the society but are difficult to see.

    If each of these are correct, would you like to explain the difference of meaning among them?

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    Re: infinitive and gerund

    1 and 2 are correct. You can follow "help [us]" with the bare infinitive or the "to" infinitive. You can't follow it with the -ing form.

    It can help us to understand something.
    It can help us understand something.

    Please help me to push this car.
    Please help me push this car.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: infinitive and gerund

    Quote Originally Posted by Nazmul Hassan View Post

    If each all of these are correct, would you like to explain the difference of meaning among between them?
    Use 'all' when there are more than two items. Use 'difference between' however many items there are.

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