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Hi Please tell me if the underlined portion is OK.

Thank you for helping us getting the new book so soon.
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GPYThank you for helping us/me by getting (us/me) the new book so soon.
Sorry, with due respect, "by" doesn't work for me. It could be my ear. If I were to write this thanking sentence, I would sinply say " Thank you for getting the new book for us". This will be the sample scenario in which my neighbood was going to the supermarket and I asked her to help me get a gallon of milk. When I went to her place to pick up the milk, I would say " Thank you for getting the milk for us. Otherwise I would have to make a special trip.
Thank you for anon and GPY for adding more to the sentence I posted.

George helped me in getting the milk

I think this can mean:
a) George was partly involved in the work
b) George did all the work.

I think 'by' is OK here:

Sarah helped Dan by taking her round the place and explaining the importance of every spot.
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vsureshI think 'by' is OK here:Sarah helped Dan by taking her round the place and explaining the importance of every spot.
I agree. "A helped B by verb-ing" unambiguously means that A did the verb-ing. I find "A helped B in verb-ing" ambiguous and potentially confusing. You have to try to work out from the context, if you can, who did it.
Thank you,GPY.
vsureshI think this can mean:a) George was partly involved in the work b) George did all the work.
We can put different spins into a simple situation. In my example, I knew my heighbor was going to the market and I asked him to help me get the milk. There is no doubting who actually came back with the milk. The issue I have is the prepoistion "by" used in the construction with "helping". My approach is, deliver the context as clearly as possible with the least number of words. Sometimes putting wrods unnecessary in a sentence makes it awkward sounding.
vsureshSarah helped Dan by taking her round the place and explaining the importance of every spot.
Sorry, it is awkward, and without background, the sentence is not painting a clear picture. Is Dan new to a certain place and Sarah is showing Dan around and explaining everthing to him? If I am walking into a shoes store and a pair of shoes on display got my attention, and I asked the cleark for a size 8. She went to the back and got it for me. Would I say " The sales lady helped me in/ by getting a pair of size 8?", No, I will just say " The clerk helped me find a pair of size 8 (in the back).", That's all.
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GPYThank you for helping us in getting the new book so soon. ...
it is not very clear who actually got the book.
I must be dense, because I don't see what the fuss is about. We got the book. "We" wanted to get the book, and "you" helped us to do that.

To me it's the same as "Thank you for helping us (to) get the new book so soon", so it should be equally unclear who got the book in this case.

Emotion: thinking
CJ
CalifJimI must be dense, because I don't see what the fuss is about. We got the book. "We" wanted to get the book, and "you" helped us to do that.
Do you think "Thank you for helping us in getting the new book" fits the stated scenario "The person has bought me a book much earlier than it was expected. I want to thank the person for that."?
GPY CalifJimI must be dense, because I don't see what the fuss is about. We got the book. "We" wanted to get the book, and "you" helped us to do that.Do you think "Thank you for helping us in getting the new book" fits the stated scenario "The person has bought me a book much earlier than it was expected. I want to thank the person for that."?
I don't find that relevant. The concern that we might not know clearly who got the book was expressed before vsuresh provided any of that information about the book being bought earlier than expected.

CJ
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CalifJimI don't find that relevant.
It is relevant because, as fas as I can gather, Anon thinks that it does fit the scenario. If you don't, then this would support my view that the sentence is confusing or ambiguous.
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