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    #1

    with or without ''to''?


    this program helps students to learn English more quickly.

    this program helps students learn English more quickly.


    hi there,
    which one is correct, please? I have found both on the web. what's the grammar rule behind it, please?
    thanks.

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    #2

    Re: with or without ''to''?

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post

    this program helps students to learn English more quickly.

    this program helps students learn English more quickly.


    hi there,
    which one is correct, please? I have found both on the web. what's the grammar rule behind it, please?
    thanks.
    (not a professional teacher) I would say neither is incorrect, but the second option sounds more natural and less stilted.

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    #3

    Re: with or without ''to''?

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    1.this program helps students to learn English more quickly.

    2.this program helps students learn English more quickly.


    hi there,
    which one is correct, please? I have found both on the web. what's the grammar rule behind it, please?
    thanks.
    Both of them are fine. Number 1 sounds more formal than number 2.

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    #4

    Re: with or without ''to''?

    Quote Originally Posted by stuartnz View Post
    (not a professional teacher) I would say neither is incorrect, but the second option sounds more natural and less stilted.
    hi there stuart,
    why neither is right, please? how would a native say?
    thanks.

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    #5

    Re: with or without ''to''?

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    hi there stuart,
    why neither is right, please? how would a native say?
    thanks.
    He said neither is wrong.

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    #6

    Re: with or without ''to''?

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    hi there stuart,
    why neither is right, please? how would a native say?
    thanks.
    Sorry, I phrased my reply negatively, when I should have made a positive statement. I said "neither is incorrect (wrong)", when it would have been much clearer to have said "both are correct". A lesson for me!

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    #7

    Re: with or without ''to''?

    Quote Originally Posted by banderas View Post
    He said neither is wrong.
    I'm so sorry, guys!
    I must pay more attention next time!
    Thanks.

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