Phrasal Verbs Phrasal Verbs are a huge part of the English language and they aren't so hard at low levels: wake up, take on, turn off...They are tolerable at other levels: take after, give up...However, when it comes to help out and help, miss out and miss I can't really see the difference. Is there any difference, indeed?
Feb 13, 2016 10:51 AM
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The difference between 'help' and 'help out': To help someone is to assist in an action ,to give a hand . "Help me carry the box , it is too heavy." 'to help out ' someone is to assist them as well ,yet to get them out of a difficult situation ( many times financial ) or help them find a solution to a real problem , doing some of their work , looking after them etc... it could have different connotations depending on the context ! She helped him out and lent him the money . He helped his out son with the homework ( did some of it with him or helped him solve some equations etc ..)
February 13, 2016
Sometimes, the word "out" (as well as "up" and "off") in phrasal verbs suggests a completed action. So, there's some kind of result involved.
February 13, 2016
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