help

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help is part of the Basic English 850.
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help is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
help

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
help

Third-person singular
helps

Past tense
helped

Past participle
helped

Present participle
helping

  1. If you help another person do something, you do things to make it easier for them to do the thing, or you do part of it for them.
    Will you please help me wash the dishes?
  2. If you can't help doing something or can't help but do it, you cannot avoid it. You do it even without wanting or planning to.
    When I look at the class, I can not help feeling that something has gone wrong.
    They agreed that it was good, but I can't help wondering, "good for who?"

Noun[change]

Singular
help

Plural
helps

  1. (uncountable) Help is the act of helping.
    Will you please give me some help? This is hard for just one person to do.
  2. (uncountable) The help is people who work in a home cooking, cleaning, etc.
    The help arrives as 9 o' clock.