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    Question I think having an effective advertisement really helps sell more products.-two verbs?

    Hello!

    Can somebody please explain the grammar in the following sentence:

    I think having an effective advertisement really helps sell more products.

    Why do help and sell stand next to each other?

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    Re: I think having an effective advertisement really helps sell more products.-two ve

    Welcome to the forum.

    Does it help you understand if you add "to" between the two verbs?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I think having an effective advertisement really helps sell more products.-two ve

    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey101;1327369
    Why do [I
    help[/I] and sell stand next to each other?
    Some English verbs can be followed by a bare infinitive; "help" is one of them.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/le...rnitv226.shtml

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