To help or helping, which form is correct?
"I am confident to be able to help the team with [...]"
"I am confident to be able to helping the team with [...]"
Well, I am almost sure it's the first version, but I read this sentence so many times now, that I got really unsure. Also, I am wondering wether to use a comma after "confident"?
Between the two sentences you gave, the first uses the word "help" correctly. There is NO need for a comma following "confident".
One suggestion: Since you are speaking in first person, you might want to modify the sentence by changing the phrase: "to be able to help".
If it's YOU who you are making reference to, try this:
"I am confident in my ability to help the team with [...]"
"I am confident I can help the team with [...]"
"to be able to help" is essentially the same as "help" when used in this sentence, and it leaves it less "wordy" and more straightforward, without changing the meaning.
Hope this "helps"!
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