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why the following question is-> How to help them succeed? instead of How to help them TO succeed?

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Both are correct. However, "how to help them succeed" doesn't repeat the word "to" and may sound better.

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The preposition "to" signifies orientation toward a goal. 1

When the goal is an action, "to" marks a verb; it is attached as an infinitive and expresses purpose.

  • Took the words right out of my mouth! (good answer, mate) – Dieter Schmidt Johann Jun 16 '17 at 21:07
  • Thank you @DieterSchmidtJohann. But apparently a coward down voted your up vote without leaving a reason. Such petty people. – MikeJRamsey56 Jun 16 '17 at 21:54
  • Indeed. Such petty people. – Dieter Schmidt Johann Jun 16 '17 at 22:00

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