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    #1

    help me vs help me out

    Hi tehre,

    Is there any difference between these two 'helps' ? help me VS help me out... FIGHT! :- ) <mortal kombat tune>


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    #2

    Re: help me vs help me out

    Quote Originally Posted by forum_mail View Post
    Hi tehre,

    Is there any difference between these two 'helps' ? help me VS help me out... FIGHT! :- ) <mortal kombat tune>
    "To help" and "To help out" are both the same in my book.


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    #3

    Re: help me vs help me out

    thanks,

    what book is it? what's its title?

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    #4

    Re: help me vs help me out

    Quote Originally Posted by forum_mail View Post
    Hi tehre,
    Is there any difference between these two 'helps' ? help me VS help me out... FIGHT! :- ) <mortal kombat tune>

    Hi

    Yes, there is a slight difference between "help me" and "help me out".

    Helping somebody means simply "giving assistance/aid".
    "Help smb. out" means to help smb. get out of a difficult situation, help smb. find a solution to his/her problem.
    e.g.
    1.Please, will you help me with my homework ? - asking for smb`s assistance
    2. I don`t understand the configuration of this new software. Who can help me out ?

    Here are some more details :

    help out - Definitions from Dictionary.com

    WordNet - Cite This Source
    help out = be of help, as in a particular situation of need; "Can you help out tonight with the dinner guests?"

    WordNet® 2.1, © 2005 Princeton University
    American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms - Cite This Source

    help out = give additional assistance, as in :
    I offered to help out with the holiday rush at the store. [Early 1600s]


    The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.

    help out = to help (a person), usually for a short time because the person is in some difficulty
    Example: I help out in the shop from time to time; Could you help me out by looking after the baby?

    Regards
    Last edited by Teia; 11-Mar-2007 at 22:29.


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    #5

    Re: help me vs help me out

    help me = I continue on by myself but some assistance would be nice
    help me out = I'm stuck and can't move on without assistance. ie. as I'm in a hole, can you help me out?

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