Student or Learner
Don't take the medicine. It can't help _____ rid of your cold.
A. getting B. to get C. to getting D. gets
The given answer is B. But I thought the sentence was Chinglish. I searched the BNC and CAE and found no such sentences. (But I found on the reference.com 'Despise all that, we couldn’t help do what we felt the Spirit called us to do. ')
And I was surprised to find in the corpuses a few sentences with the structure of 'couldn't help notice/ feel', which I thought should have been 'couldn't help noticing/feeling'.
Am I right? Could I ask native English teachers to help me please?
Thank you in advance.
Last edited by joham; 22-Jun-2008 at 03:04. Reason: one sentence added
Thanks, 2006. Then does the following sentence sound fine to you native speakers? Do native speakers use 'can't/couldn't help do sth' structures?
Sorry, I can't help get in the crops.
Last edited by joham; 22-Jun-2008 at 07:15. Reason: sentence changed.