[Q&A] I’m not sure if を would be the correct particle for あげる grammar.

Today I am going to share the Q&A quoted from my JLPT N2 course!

 

[Question]

おとしよりが交差点を渡るのを手伝ってあげましょう。
I’m not sure if を would be the correct particle for あげる grammar.
I was going for “Let’s help the elderly cross the street/intersection”.

*交差点 こうさてん
渡る わたる
手伝う てつだう

 

 

[My Reply]

Don’t think of を as a particle of ~てあげる
The sentence particle doesn’t change with or without ~てあげる.

手伝う to help…

おとしよりが交差点渡るのを手伝う
I help the elderly cross the street.

おとしよりが交差点渡るのを手伝いましょう。
Let’s help the elderly cross the street.

おとしよりが交差点渡るのを手伝ってあげましょう
Let’s help the elderly cross the street. (with kindness/for the elderly’s favor)

There is no particle that changes depending on ~てあげる, different particles are used in different sentences, which confuses you.

 

I hope my answer helps you.😊

 

 

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