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    A person can help themselves.

    If a person wants anything then they can help themselves.

    For anything in this world a person can help themselves.

    If someone wants anything please help them.

    Please check.

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    Re: A person can help themselves.

    You need a comma in all three.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: A person can help themselves.

    If a person wants anything, then they can help themselves.

    For anything in this world, a person can help themselves.

    If someone wants anything, please help them.

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    Re: A person can help themselves.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    If a person wants anything, then they can help themselves. ​(though 'then' is redundant.)

    For anything in this world, a person can help themselves. Please stick to writing plausible sentences, and we don't help ourselves for something.

    If someone wants anything, please help them.
    You could say #1 (if you had numbered them) to invite guests to take what they want from your party buffet.

    We clearly can't help ourselves to anything in the world.




    Last edited by Rover_KE; 07-Nov-2016 at 10:30.

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