Posted by Tom on June 25, 2007
I am interested in thoughts about the use of 'helps' as a noun. As in an aid in studying a topic or troubleshooting a problem or working through a set of program steps.
The specific quote I read stated: "The text is large enough to be read easily and is set off by generous amounts of white space, all helps for beginning readers."
That seemed . . .'odd' to me but the author said she did not have a second thought about it, seemed totally natural to her.
Anyway, just curious as to how common, or correct, some of you found this word/phrase.