请帮助我 and 请帮我
Could someone please explain what the difference is between 请帮助我 and 请帮我?
To make a sincere request, the longer word 帮助 is better, especially for short sentences. For trivial matters and long sentences, 帮 is usually better.
:) A complement: Because 帮 is a very common alternative, 帮助 becomes relatively “lengthy”, which adds to the formality but affects the rhythm of speaking. You will see that people often alternate between similar words of different lengths in order to adjust the rhythm for their speaking styles.