Help someone to do something ?

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crazYgeeK

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I found this sentence in the book "Headway" : "...,you should help him to find somewhere to live" . Should it be "...,you should help him find somewhere to live" ?
What about the structure "to help someone to do something" ? As far as I know, the correct form must be "to help someone do something".
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As far as I know both versions are correct.
Can you help me clean the dishes?
Can you help me to clean the dishes?
I will enjoy to help you clean the dishes.
I will enjoy to help you to clean the dishes.


However, I barey hear such structures as in sentence #2 and #4.
(So yes,
"to help someone do something" might be more common.)

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As far as I know both versions are correct.

Can you help me clean the dishes? Correct.
Can you help me to clean the dishes? Correct.
I will enjoy helping you clean the dishes. Correct.
I will enjoy helping you to clean the dishes. Correct.

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It's the gerund, or verbal noun.

It's used in the same way that you would say 'I enjoy reading poetry'.

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Well, but I would have said, "I enjoy to read poetry".
Should the gerund be used because of the enjoy?

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