'help' verbs

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Offroad

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Hello guys,

So, could you tell me the difference between 'to help' and 'to help out'?

Are there more prepositions like 'out' to be added to 'help' ?

Can they be a noun?

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Horsa

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'help out' is informal and more restricted in meaning than help it is often used when asking for or offering aid/assistance with a task or when the 'help' in question is financial e.g. 'I offered to help him out with the course fees.' - I offered to lend/give him part or all of the money to pay for the course fees.

'help out' cannot be used as a noun.

There are no other prepositions that can be added to 'help' in this way :)
 

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I got it. Many thanks
 
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