I can't help but support him

Posted by TheFallen on May 08, 2003

In Reply to: I can't help but support him posted by ESC on May 08, 2003

: : Hello,can I get your help?
: : Here's a sentence that I don't understand
: : 'Such being the case,I can't help but support him'.
: : Is 'can't help but do sth 'a phrase?

: If this is the situation, I must help him. I must support him.

What ESC said. Yes, "cannot...but" is a standard though now slightly old-fashioned English construction meaning "can do nothing else except".