Christopher Columbus discovered America and was the Indians' best friend. He helped the Indians win their war against Frederick Douglass and freed the Hebrews from Napoleon…

This is a part from the famous surrealistic speech by Mr. Garrison from the TV series South Park (quoted according the comic version). I would like to ask why "to" is omitted before the verb "win". Does it have dealings with the differences between American English and British English?


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…why "to" is omitted before the verb "win".

The verb "help" can come with a bare infinitive.

Building a better army will help protect our land from the outcasts.

Help me clean the hall and I will buy you that delicious ice cream.

Sending Curiosity to Mars will help nourish the curious nature of astronomers.

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