Common Mistakes : Help

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Common Mistakes

Common Mistakes : Help

noun

.BAD: Remember to call me if you need a help
.GOOD: Remember to call me if you need help

: Help is usually an uncountable noun
?Do you want some help
.He doesn’t like asking for help

: Note however the phrase be a (great/tremendous) help
.Thanks for coming and looking after the children. You’ve been a great help
.It would be a great help if you could just address all the envelopes

 

verb

.BAD: The girl’s parents couldn’t help to worry about her
.GOOD: The girl’s parents couldn’t help worrying about her

: can’t/couldn’t help doing sth
.I couldn’t help laughing when I saw what he was doing

 

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