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Which of the following sentences are correct and why?

  1. Could you please help my son get the job?

  2. Could you please help my son in getting the job?

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Both sentences could be correct if you changed the could in the second sentence to would

Would and could are both used to make a polite request, however would references what someone said in the past about a future action. More on Would vs Could here.

Thus, getting would fit just as correctly as get if second sentence changed could to would

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  • But 'getting' is not in past tesnse here. Jan 23, 2018 at 1:31

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