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Is "Helping Improve Lives"ok or should it be "Helping TO improve lives?"

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marked as duplicate by Andrew Leach, Matt E. Эллен, coleopterist, tchrist, RegDwigнt Mar 6 '13 at 13:15

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Though the latter is more correct, depending on context the former could also be used. Could you provide more info on how the phrase is to be used? –  Toby Mar 6 '13 at 10:46
The posts in the question Andrew has linked to should answer the question but I would emphasise the common usage difference between US and GB English. –  Toby Mar 6 '13 at 10:57
Toby is right; the way this question is worded right now, it's hard to say if this is part of a longer sentence, an ad slogan for a company, or the title of a book. Without ample context, you don't give us much to work with. –  J.R. Mar 6 '13 at 12:39

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I prefer using to, it looks a bit lazy to me without it.

If this is to appear as a slogan, all well and good. If it appears in context, consider using the simple present tense: XXX helps to improve... to indicate a general state of affairs, in which case the infinitive must include to.

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The different ways in which you have set the options (initial caps in one case and sentence case in the other) indicates where each might be appropriate. On a billboard or a heading on a flyer. The tagline form (without TO) may be acceptable. For most other purposes, spell out the infinitive.

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