Help me to pay ten dollars to Janet.

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1) Help me pay ten dollars to Janet.

2) Help me to pay ten dollars to Janet.

Dear teachers, which sentence is correct?

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Both are unnatural. How can someone help you pay someone else? Are you asking the listener to lend you some money so you can pay Janet $10? Are you asking the listener to take the $10 to Janet on your behalf?
 

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If you are going to Janet's wedding dinner.

1) Please help me pay $50 to Janet as an 'Ang Pau", when you come back I will pay you back the money because I am not free to attend her wedding dinner.

2) Please help me to pay $50 to Janet as an 'Ang Pau", when you come back I will pay you back the money because I am not free to attend her wedding dinner.

Note : 'Ang Pau' is a gift to wedding couples, 'Ang Pau' is a chinese word, money will put inside an envelop.

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So are you asking the person to pay the money for you, albeit for a short period before you pay them back?
 

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Correct.

Then which sentence is correct.

In our company we usually use the word 'help me...

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I'd use something like this:

Could you give Janet $50 in Ang Pau for me and I will pay you when you get back. I won't be able to attend her wedding.
 
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