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    #1

    I would need

    I would need your help with this assignment, do you mind staying back for an hour?

    Can I use "for" instead of "with"?

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    #2

    Re: I would need

    No, it would not be correct with "for". Also, you should delete "would" and make it two sentences, thus: "I need your help with this assignment. Do you mind staying back for an hour?".
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    #3

    Re: I would need

    Perhaps:

    Do you mind working late for an hour?

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    #4

    Re: I would need

    Or:

    Would you mind working late? Maybe for about an hour?

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    Re: I would need

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    No, it would not be correct with "for". Also, you should delete "would" and make it two sentences, thus: "I need your help with this assignment. Do you mind staying back for an hour?".
    I would need your help for this assignment

    Why 'for' is not correct?

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    #6

    Re: I would need

    Because the preposition used after 'help' should be 'with' according to http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie...english/help_2
    I am not a teacher.

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    #7

    Re: I would need

    I need somebody to help me with (something) my homework.
    Can you get help for me(somebody) to do my homework.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #8

    Re: I would need

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    Can you get help for me(somebody) to do my homework.
    It sounds like asking someone to do the homework on the speaker's behalf.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #9

    Re: I would need

    Quote Originally Posted by suniljain View Post
    I would need your help for this assignment​.

    Why 'for' is "for" not correct?
    Please note how to ask the question.

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    #10

    Re: I would need

    Suniljian, delete "would" from your sentence, and say:

    I need your help with this assignment.


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