Grammar Patterns

V n with n

II.19 The 'help' group

These verbs are concerned with helping someone. The prepositional phrase indicates what the help relates to.
You might be able to help us with a problem.
I opened the door, gave her a sympathetic smile, and helped her off with her coat.
In the case of assist and help, the preposition with is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.
I was then asked to assist them with raising the profile of the club.
I also visit local schools and help young people with applying for jobs.
  • assist
  • help
  • help off
  • help on
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