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    Kamshing is offline Junior Member
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    Help me to pay ten dollars to Janet.

    1) Help me pay ten dollars to Janet.

    2) Help me to pay ten dollars to Janet.

    Dear teachers, which sentence is correct?

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    Re: Help me to pay ten dollars to Janet.

    Both are unnatural. How can someone help you pay someone else? Are you asking the listener to lend you some money so you can pay Janet $10? Are you asking the listener to take the $10 to Janet on your behalf?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Help me to pay ten dollars to Janet.

    If you are going to Janet's wedding dinner.

    1) Please help me pay $50 to Janet as an 'Ang Pau", when you come back I will pay you back the money because I am not free to attend her wedding dinner.

    2) Please help me to pay $50 to Janet as an 'Ang Pau", when you come back I will pay you back the money because I am not free to attend her wedding dinner.

    Note : 'Ang Pau' is a gift to wedding couples, 'Ang Pau' is a chinese word, money will put inside an envelop.

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    Re: Help me to pay ten dollars to Janet.

    So are you asking the person to pay the money for you, albeit for a short period before you pay them back?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Help me to pay ten dollars to Janet.

    Correct.

    Then which sentence is correct.

    In our company we usually use the word 'help me...

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    Re: Help me to pay ten dollars to Janet.

    I'd use something like this:

    Could you give Janet $50 in Ang Pau for me and I will pay you when you get back. I won't be able to attend her wedding.

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