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上げる [あげる] (ageru)
    Meaning: to do something for someone else
    Example: I will read this to you
    JLPT Level: 3
    Category: grammar
    Author: dc

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  Notes:  
When someone is considering offering their services, they can use ageru, which is usually the translation of "to give" (transitive verb here).

See the examples below.

Most of the time, people use it combined with the [-て] form.

Because of the nuance it adds, it's a one-way verb to use : this form is meant to humbly express yourself to someone.

The honorific way could be like this :
貴方の為なら、何でもいたします。
(Anata no tame nara, nan de mo itashimasu.)
I would do anything for you.
[liter. "if it is for you, I shall do anything"]

(it's a very basic note ; please check kureru and morau to get a better understanding of the usage of these verbs)
 
(Furan)

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ex #566   赤ちゃんに絵本を読んであげる 
I will read a picture book for the baby  
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(Amatuka)
ex #3727   あなたがたの近所の人たちをできるだけ助けてあげるようにしましょう。  
You should do all you can to help your neighbours.  
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(dbx)
ex #3728   あなたにしてあげる事は、これだけです。  
This is all I can do for you.  
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(dbx)
ex #3729   あなたに代わって買い物をして家を掃除して夕食を作ってあげる 
I'll do your shopping, clean up the house, and cook your dinner for you.  
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(dbx)
ex #3730   いつかそのうちに動物園に連れてってあげるよ。  
I will take you to the zoo one of these days.  
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(dbx)
ex #3731   おいしい夕食をつくってあげるね。  
I'm going to cook you a nice dinner.  
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(dbx)
ex #3732   お望みの事はなんでもやってあげるよ。  
I will do whatever you wish.  
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(dbx)
ex #3733   このペン、私が使いおわったら君に貸してあげるよ。 
When I'm done with using this pen, I will lend it to you.  
 [edit]  
(dbx)
ex #4847   君はお母さんに何をしてあげましたか? 
what did you do for your mother?  
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(komodo)

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  Comments:  
Nick#566
Add "。" at the end of the sentence.

#3727
No error, but there's no need to say "あなたがたの."

#3728
In this example, I would say "あげられる" instead of "あげる."

#3729
No glaring error, but...
あなたに代わって、買い物をして、家を掃除して、夕食を作ってあげる。
This must be easier to read.

#3730
I would say "そのうち" instead of "いつかそのうちに."

The other examples sound good.
 
tigertHey Nick, I think its great your talking the time to error check the examples, but I disagree with your suggestion for [ex #3728]、 It doesn`t seem natural to use the potential form of a verb in this manner. I think its more natural just the way it is, but I would lose the あなたに. since the verb あげる is a one way verb the person you are talking to is already implied and あなたという言葉はあまりいい感じじゃありませんね.

 
pearlglitterChanged some ortography and english translation  

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