What is correct:

helping one to accomplish the dreams?


helping one accomplish the dreams?

The question I have is about the use of to in the first sentence?

  • Either is fine, although you normally wouldn't write “the dreams.” In this context, something like “one's dreams” would usually be preferred. – Bradd Szonye Nov 12 '13 at 2:05
  • Help is one of the "small verbs" (like go, come, make, let) that allow infinitive complements without the infinitive to complementizer; or, if you prefer, which allow the infinitive to complementizer to be deleted. – John Lawler Nov 12 '13 at 3:12

Actually, either way works. To can be used as and Adverb or a preposition, according to Merriam-Webster. In your first sentence, to answers the question "How is it accomplished?" Adverbs answer a variety of questions, like when, where, why, how, and to what extent. So, either sentence can be used just fine and it is understood the same way.


Ask help? I try to use another English rule to answer this. One-has-to-help accomplish not One-has-help accomplish , so I would use "helping one to accomplish the dream".

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