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    Alexi Sauer

    What is the difference between serving and helping?

    Serve yourself another helping of pudding - sounds correct.
    Help yourself to another serving of pudding - not exactly right.

    usage:
    A tennis serve
    to serve someone else
    a service
    in good service

    help
    helping
    helpful
    helpless


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    Re: Alexi Sauer

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    What is the difference between serving and helping?

    Serve yourself another helping of pudding - sounds correct. Is in fact not used
    Help yourself to another serving of pudding - not exactly right. This is the usual way of saying this. "Help yourself to some more pudding" would be even more usual.

    usage:
    A tennis serve
    to serve someone else
    a service
    in good service

    help
    helping
    helpful
    helpless
    To serve = to provide someone with something

    To help = to assist someone.

    But "a helping" or " a serving" are specific terms for a portion of food served to a person.

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