I'd like to know if the second sentence is gramatically correct:
She didn't give me any help at all.
She didn't give me help at all.
Artrella said:Jacinta could you explain why, please? Can't you say "any help" and leave it at that? Do you need to add "at all"?
nmgadb said:You do not need to add "at all"
You can simply say "she didn't give me any help"
I think that by adding "at all" you emphasize that not only was she not helpful, but she absolutly didn't help with anything. All depending on context of course.
jacinta said:I agree that if you use any help, you need to follow it with at all.
You can also say, "She didn't help me at all," as Art says.
It doesn't sound correct to say, "She didn't give me help at all". At all doesn't act as an adjective here so it doesn't fit. You need the any.