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