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Reply to "Help"

Hi, Ilko,

Yes, the sentence:

Could you help me off the couch?

is correct as a polite request provided you close it with a question mark.

The verb help, just like other verbs like walk and drive, can take the pattern:

Verb + DO + adverbial particle/prepositional phrase

to indicate that somebody helps/walks/drives somebody else to get or go somewhere. This is, in my opinion, a remarkable example of the economy that characterizes the English language.

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