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Old July 16, 2015, 10:36 AM
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Help him free

-Hercule Poirot helped John free.

Is it idiomatic and correct to use free to mean free of charge?
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Old July 16, 2015, 03:54 PM
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Sounds odd to me.
I'd say "for free" or "free of charge."
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Old July 18, 2015, 06:41 AM
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Interesting, my interpretation is that in this case, he helped him become free, as if John was somehow trapped or confined (likely physically but it could be more metaphorically as in an addiction) and Hercule Poirot helped set him free from the confinement.
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Old July 19, 2015, 04:45 AM
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Sounds odd to me.
I'd say "for free" or "free of charge."
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Old July 19, 2015, 04:35 PM
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You're welcome, hope it helped!
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