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With or without "zu": How to use the verbs "help" and "learn" correctly

"Help me unload!"
"Help me to unload!"


You are basically helpful, but you do not need to respond to the second request. That's wrong.

"Help me unload!" would be a correct alternative.

"Please help me unload this program!" Here you can help. If the verb ("unload") following "help" is added ("this broadcast"), then you may add "to".

"Help me wrap up!" (correct)
"Help me pack up!" (correct)
"Help me wrap the presents!" (correct)
"Help me pack up!" (not correct)

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Learning with or without "to"

"The secretary learns to organize."
"The secretary learns to organize all processes systematically."


Here, too, the rule applies: "To" can be added if the following verb ("organize") is added ("all processes").

Test your grammar knowledge

  1. The files have / were located on the floor.
  2. She gave that Journalist / journalist the press kit.
  3. I have me me so not difficult.
  4. The customer insists his / his Claim.
  5. The company has the / that Employee terminated.
  6. Until further notice / until further notice everything stays the same.

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Solution 1: have
Reason: The compound past tenses of "lie" are generally formed with "have". The formation of this past tense with "sein" is only common in the southern German language area.
Solution 2: journalists
Reason: The noun "journalist" receives - except in the nominative - the ending "-en": of the journalist, the journalist, the journalist.
Solution 3: me, less often me. Both are correct.
Reason: With the verb "sich schwertun", "sich" can be understood as a word in the accusative or also in the dative.
Solution 4: his
Reason: After "insist" there is the dative.
Solution 5: dem
Reason: In the standard language "k√ľndigen" stands with the dative. The accusative is often used in everyday language ("the company has terminated him").
Solution 6: Until further notice / further notice. Both are correct.
Reason: In fixed word combinations, you can write in large or small letters, by far / far, without further ado.