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ESL forum > Grammar and Linguistics > Infinitive or bare infinitive?    

Infinitive or bare infinitive?



Lilia Laz
Tunisia

Infinitive or bare infinitive?
 
Hi everybody,
 
I need your help because I ´m a bit confused!
 
Do we say
 The teacher should help motivate his students
 OR
 The teacher should help to motivate his students???
 
Thanks in advance, HUGS
 
 

1 May 2012      



Bassouma
Tunisia

good morning 
I would say help motivate asf ar as I know  the strucrure is to help so do sth /in doing sth        hope it helps!

1 May 2012     



ueslteacher
Ukraine

Both are fine actually.
help (to) do something She helped (to) organize the party.
HELP
 
In verb patterns with a to infinitive, the ‘to’ is often left out, especially in informal or spoken English.
Sophia

1 May 2012     



Lilia Laz
Tunisia

Thank you all for your help.
 
  Have a nice day

1 May 2012     



Yolandaprieto
Spain

Both are used and correct.
Yolanda

1 May 2012     



MoodyMoody
United States

I prefer "help motivate" without to, myself. "Help to motivate" may be technically correct, but sounds wrong to me. I would never say that.

1 May 2012     



goosetar
Australia

grammatically speaking both are correct  .but we often opt for "help s.o do s.thing

1 May 2012