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    help construct

    Hi,

    I read the following sentence in an ad. Is the word ‘construct’ a case of bare infinitive here?
    Would the meaning of the sentence change if I changed ‘construct’ to ‘constructing’?

    Mr Sun will be joined by Mayor David Ku, guests and over 300 of the men and women who helped construct the building.

    Thanks,

    MG.

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    Re: help construct

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Hi,

    I read the following sentence in an ad. Is the word ‘construct’ a case of bare infinitive here?
    Would the meaning of the sentence change if I changed ‘construct’ to ‘constructing’?

    Mr Sun will be joined by Mayor David Ku, guests and over 300 of the men and women who helped construct the building.

    Thanks,

    MG.
    No, but you could change it to "helped to construct the building".


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    Re: help construct

    Help is always followed by an infinitive (full or bare), not a gerund.
    I helped him (to) lock the door.

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