Phrases with the verb "to help"

Examples of verb "to help" in the Conditional Tense

Help (Conditional)

Nothing I could have told you would have helped you to find your husband.

His editorship would help him, and for the rest he must help himself.

What of London? There were Herries there, who would help her.

My little girl will be left penniless, but not quite friendless; for there are humble people, relatives of her poor mother, who would help her kindly, I am sure, in their own humble way.

He had had some fancy at first, that the one-armed man would help him, or would give him a kind word in answer.

As it was, I could not well do so — and it occurred to me that a cool, scientific conversation with Akeley himself after my arrival would help greatly to pull me together.

He said, after those two men had gone away on Sunday, that he thought a certain reputation in the place where he lived would help anybody in his work.

But there might have been stains, and that would have helped us.

I have lain awake many a night trying to hit upon the way; but the devil himself would not help me to a plan till you brought that beggar’s brat into the house.

We had considered the possibility of a motorboat, naturally, but not a motorboat from London. Not that it would have helped us very much if it had.

Examples of verb "to help" in the Future Tense

Help (Future)

But, being what it is, I must take it for what it is, and make the best of it — and I shall thank you all kindly if you will help me out by doing the same.

I will enter the Church, if you will help me.

I will not help you at all in the discovery; and as to my handwriting, or the lady-like touches in my style and imagery, you must not draw any conclusion from that — I may employ an amanuensis.

For I am come over the sea to help those who are left alive — and you, too, will help them now.

But you shall return to your mistress, and throw yourself at her feet and weep, and perhaps she will help us.

Maggie left the explanation to Edward. “Mother,” said he, “I’ve been rather a naughty boy, and got into some trouble; but Maggie is going to help me out of it, like a good sister.

If you can help me to discover the truth, you will be helping the cause of justice.

You say I will not help you; but your heart knows the contrary.

I will not help you do an act which you would bitterly repent all your life.

De Pyrmont, on my honour, I will stand by you for ever if you will help me to get her away.

Examples of verb "to help" in the Pluperfect Tense

Help (Pluperfect)

In person, Abe had succeeded in evading all of them, save Jules Peterson. Peterson was rather in the position of the friendly Indian who had helped a white.

And when I saw you in danger of death I begged that I might help you, as you had helped me.

Often and often she had helped him back to self-esteem after one of his collapses; to do so was almost as necessary to her pride as to his, as long as they were to go on living together.

On the other hand, if she and I met before time had helped me to control myself, I had a horrid fear that I might turn murderer next, and kill her then and there.

Whether designedly or no, he said nothing about the new organisation of society which he himself had helped to establish.

Even his father, who had helped him to discover the new world, did not seem to appreciate it as it deserved.

Mary Waters lived with her uncle, the Doctor, who had helped me into the world, and who was trusted with this little orphan charge very soon after.

Ah, how happy, how innocent she had felt that day! Then they had come to a stile—Mottram had helped her up, helped her down, and for a moment her hand had lain and fluttered in his hand.

So shaky was he that he could hardly pick up his change, and the clerk had helped him with it.

It was Edwards who had helped him to reach the bed the previous night: and since then Bird had been in the deep sleep of stupor.

Examples of verb "to help" in the Perfect Tense

Help (Perfect)

If she had stayed for your worship your wind and fire might have helped —” “N.H.” shook his head.

If he had gone into the church Maulevrier could have helped him; but I daresay his ideas are too broad for the church; and he will have to starve at the bar, where nobody can help him.

But after he had attained to field rank, he saw his career broken off abruptly, and that for no shortcomings of his own, for nothing that he could have helped or altered in any way.

Why did not you tell me? I might have helped you.

I think that may have helped to make them hard and cruel, though some sweet souls educate themselves for heaven in just as hard a life.

If he could have helped it, he would have kept silence till Kinraid spoke first; but he could no longer endure the sailors’ nudges, and winks, and jests among themselves.

While we were still in Columbus I began to read them, but I did not read so much of them as could have helped me to a truer and freer ideal.

It might have helped me if I could have known what the nature of the trial was, and how long or how short a time elapsed before she sank under it.

You will do as I tell you? That’s a good girl! Now you shall hear how I propose to search for this poor lady, and how your little story has helped me.

After a while he said: “Why didn’t you go to London with him? You could have helped him to find his way about.

Examples of verb "to help" in the Gerund Form

Help (Gerund)

But what has this man to do with the matter?” “This is my old friend and associate, Dr. Watson, who is helping us in this affair.

A man feels that he is helping the spread of civilisation; and that’s something, you know.

He ought to be helping her, but somehow he was not.

People seem to be helping themselves to what they want nowadays.

And I won’t help you to shut it up in a refrigerator when I ought to be helping to keep it alive.

You are not helping me by coming here — you are very much in my way.

We know that all the parish is helping us, and have been all day! Now you please walk along with me down to your shop, and kindly let me hire ye in the king’s name.

She has some reason of her own for trying to prevent me from taking you into my confidence; and her friend Cecilia is helping her.

I longed to be helping Edmée to dress, tending her like an altar boy.

Said process ranges over the present and future proceedings of your disconsolate friends, and of the lawyers who are helping them to find you.

Examples of verb "to help" in the Imperfect Tense

Help (Imperfect)

The war was helping people to get out of themselves, helping them to see Jesus. The Archangel said so.

But he took nothing when all others were helping themselves.

But such reasoning did not help him to forget that he had had a son, and that he had wantonly made himself childless.

In the morning, when Annie and Arthur were at school, Mrs. Morel talked again to her son, who was helping her with her housework.

Egan, our second mate, was blamed; but that did not help matters: the sad fact remained.

There was a man just then, Larry Tod, who was helping Tom Ritson with his cattle.

Sipping spoonfuls of broth and looking hard at me whilst he listened, did not help the process.

Clavering shy, and the secretary unapproachable — how was I to gain anything? The short interviews I had with Mary did not help matters.

The Diary was kept for about ten years, and was abandoned because the strain upon his eyes of the crabbed shorthand was helping to destroy his sight.

It did not help him; he heard hurrying feet through all the alarm of the tempest, hurrying to him behind that locked door.

Examples of verb "to help" in the Present Tense

Help (Present)

It does not help us to conceive the situation.

Mr. Wells’s Outline does not help me there, either,” the Dean added with a smile.

Kala Nag will obey none but me, so I must go with him into the Keddah, but he is only a fighting elephant, and he does not help to rope them.

It does not help me that you be seen.

Even now this report from Paris does not help us much.

I have by no means forgotten it, and a light answer does not help me to forget it.

And, in truth, the baronet was revolving such a problem as a long career of profitable banking refreshed by classical exercitations does not help us to solve.

And as for him — he does not help me in the least.

Other verbs and sentences related to "help"

Verbs similar to help

assist

But the colossal fortunes were made by the gentlemen who had assisted the administration in raising the price of the public funds and in managing the issues of the pink shells.

facilitate

Like a good uncle, Mazarin felt disposed to facilitate the confidence.

serve

This couple rode in an old-fashioned square sleigh which had served them twenty winters and stood twenty summers in the sun beside their door.

avail

To have him near her, to give her orders that she might obey them, was the consolation that she coveted — the only consolation that could have availed anything to her.

enable

Its termination the feeble light did not enable us to see.

improve

To Mr. Gifted Hopkins. Dear Gifted — If you will permit me to use your Christian, and prophetic, name — we improved the occasion lately with the writers of light verse in ancient times.

allow

She begged to be allowed to help with the nursing.

need

It would have needed a very stalwart young woman in 1828 to disregard all those snubs and chidings and promises of prizes.

encourage

Beyond all doubt he was properly in love, and, being so, it was not until the girl stopped writing to him that he honestly repented the lengths to which he had been encouraged to go.

support

He could have supported either the job or the home, but not the two simultaneously.

provide

He never used the cosy chambers which the Reform provides for its favoured members.

contribute

That is, since he imagined he saw her satisfied, he felt called upon to give only that which contributed to such satisfaction.

enhance

This, while to be sure it enhanced the showiness of his exploits, obliged him to carry them through with a suddenness and dash foreign to the whole spirit of my patient work.

strengthen

She strengthened herself more than ever in the resolution to maintain her promise, and afresh and more bitterly lamented the struggle and regret she had for a moment indulged.

give

Somebody had knocked it down; perhaps the late-comer who had given her the letter.

relieve

It was, of course, impossible to decide whether the doctor would be able to relieve that doubt.

lend

The smash of glass, the heavier crash of wood, the cries, the laughter, the oaths, all excited Daniel to the utmost; and, forgetting his bruises, he pressed forwards to lend a helping hand.

benefit

She had accepted him at last, because she had been made to believe that by doing so she would benefit him, and because she had taught herself to think that it was her duty to disregard herself.

alleviate

I have repeatedly requested my father to alleviate or modify it, but he has invariably refused.

promote

But he adds, that such a change would hurt his mother’s feelings, and that he was more certain of his duty to promote her happiness than of any speculative tenet whatever.

save

But if you mean well by the lad, and would save him, I will forgive you if I can.

reduce

All he did was to reduce the report of the doctors to writing, and to return to his office with his posse-comitatus at his heels.

guide

For what alternative had she rebuffed him? Redgrave’s sagacity had guided him well up to a certain point, but it had lost sight of one thing essential to the success of his scheme.

make

She had made up her mind to make the best of a painful position.

sustain

The hale and weatherbeaten old man who sat beside him had sustained less injury from a far longer course of the same mode of life.

cooperate

Both Dr. Boyle and I are prepared to cooperate in such work if you — or organizations known to you — can furnish the funds.

ease

It certainly would ease your mind.

enlighten

It was the chamberlain of the inn who came presently to enlighten him.

order

The captain had ordered us not to stir, and only to come to him when we heard him blow his trumpet.