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    yes, but we need to have some context even though for a native speaker. Because "Nobody help you" isn't correct anyways. It should be "Nobody helps you" or "Nobody helped you". ???

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    What is the translation of "Que nadie te aydue" in English then? I thought it was an expression of a desire i.e hope, wish, ect.

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    Hello everybody!! Native here. Sorry diegonel. They're right, "Nobody help you" is incorrect. Nobody helps; nobody will help; nobody to help; nobody can help; nobody wants to help; etc., etc.
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    I know Vicente that right grammar reads "Nobody helps you" but what I think of is the possibility of using "nobody help you" as an imperative form. "God save theQueen" or "God bless you"
    So, in in both case there is a desire or hope, a request.
    My question is: what about if wanted to say that you don't want anyone to help somebdoy and it were an order?
    How would you say it? "Nobody will help you" or "I don't anyone to help you" but it weakens the strenght of an order somehow. Maybe que question here is the pronoun "you"
    Could you say as an order or desire "Nobody help him" an imperative with subject?
    Let me know
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    Yes!... you could say it that way diegonel....something like, " This person is a criminal, nobody help him! " Vey good!
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    thanks you

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    Quote Originally Posted by amayo View Post
    Nobody help you! As an imperative does not work in English since the command is not directed at that person but to everybody else. It would be "Nobody help her!"
    I believe we covered this before. However, "God help you" works. I guess God gets to break grammatical rules haha.

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    Yes...you did point that out before amayo. Sorry I didn't read backwards as thoroughly as I should have. "I guess God gets to break grammatical rules" Right! Who's going to argue with Him!!?
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    No harm no foul!!

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