# "help someone from a difficult situation" and "help someone out of a difficult

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#### Elemoi

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"help someone from a difficult situation" and "help someone out of a difficult

http://www.stanford.edu/~learnest/cyclops/rupp.htm
Rupp came back awhile later with another patrolman and said that he was willing to consider releasing me, even though I “had interfered with him earlier,” in view of the fact that I “had helped him out of a difficult situation.” He then gave me a form to sign. I read the form carefully and noticed that it said that I was acknowledging that I had never been arrested. I refused to sign it, saying, “You told me that I was under arrest and you handcuffed me, even though I did not interfere with you in any way. I recommend that you do whatever you have to do.”

Can I say "help someone from a difficult situation" instead of "help someone out of a difficult situation"?

#### Barb_D

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Re: "help someone from a difficult situation" and "help someone out of a difficult

No, don't change it. It's idiomatic the way it is.

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