Do these sentences mean the same
I will help you study English.
I will help you in studying English.

  • If you want to use a prepisition with help, use with. "I will help you with your English"
    – Yuri
    May 29 '16 at 18:28
  • As @Yuri says, another option is to write: I will help you with studying English. After a preposition, you use the -ing form of the verb.
    – Schwale
    May 29 '16 at 19:22

Although, besides "can't help doing something", the verb to help is to be followed by infinitive, you can use "help in doing something" referring to a continuous process, like learning a foreign language for example.

Personally, I'd sooner use help (to)do something for a definite action with a known or foreseen result.

Help me (to) do the dishes. (definite action, known result - clean dishes)

  • I will help you to study English seems perfectly natural to me as a native speaker. I don't think it matters whether or not the verb describes a continuous process.
    – nnnnnn
    May 29 '16 at 19:41

As a native speaker, 'I will help you study English' is the most natural. 'I will help you in...' sounds really strange,

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    I agree, but please edit to include an explanation of why this is correct; answers without explanation do not teach the patterns of the language well. Jun 28 '16 at 21:37

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