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    to get help locating some information for his paper

    Could you explain to me the grammar point in the sentence below:
    Why does the man go to see the professor?
    ... to get help locating some information for his paper.
    I don't understand why we have "get+help+locating... here. It is an idiom, isn't it?

    Thanks in advance.




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    Re: to get help locating some information for his paper

    It is not an idiom. The phrase "get help verbing" is not uncommon. The -ing word is a present participle acting as a modifier. In this case it answers the question "what kind of help?"

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    Re: to get help locating some information for his paper

    Thanks. I get it.

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    Re: to get help locating some information for his paper

    There is no need to write a new post to say "Thank you". Simply click on the "Thank" and/or "Like" button on any post you find helpful. It saves time for everyone.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: to get help locating some information for his paper

    Where did you find that text, ledinhtam1980?
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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