Do you Know the Meaning of ‘CAN’T HELP’?
25/04/16 Do you know the meaning of ‘CAN’T HELP’?
If you say that you cannot/can’t help doing something, you mean that you can’t stop yourself doing it: something makes you, even though you’re being careful not to, or should be trying not to.
He’s a selfish person, but somehow you can’t help liking him.
Excuse me – I couldn’t help overhearing what you said.
Sorry I broke the cup – I couldn’t help it.
Can’t help is sometimes followed by but + infinitive without to; the meaning is the same as can’t help…ing. This is a common structure in American English.
I can’t help but wonder what I should do next.