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?


…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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