Would you explain? This question is relating to New Concept English(Book3 Lesson 6). Is the following sentence natural(in English)? "One of the thieves was struck by a heavy statue, but he was too busy helping himself to diamonds to notice any pain." I want to know whether the phrases "helping himself" and "busy helping ..... to diamonds" are natural or not.
Mar 15, 2014 11:21 PM
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Yes, it sounds natural. If you look at definition 22b you'll see the appropriate definition of "help oneself to":
March 16, 2014
Yes both of those constructions are natural. The whole sentence paints a mental image of someone so focused on the task that they do not notice anything else.
March 15, 2014
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