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    apply to sb.

    Hi,

    could you please tell me which of these is better?

    1) apply to sb. for help
    2) address to sb. for help
    3) refer to sb. for help

    E.g. I address to you with a request for help.

    Thank you very much.

    Hanka

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    Re: apply to sb.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hanka View Post
    Hi,
    could you please tell me which of these is better?
    1) apply to sb. for help - but you'd say this if you were applying for a top-up to your research grant or something like that.
    2) address to sb. for help
    3) refer to sb. for help (You can 'refer to sb for a second opinion', but that construction sounds a bit funny with 'help).
    E.g. I address to you with a request for help.
    Thank you very much.
    Hanka
    I'd just say 'ask sb to/for help' or just 'ask for help'. Or if you want to specify who the sb is 'ask [for] Dick's help'/'ask Dick to help'.

    b

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