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~te agemasu = do something for someone
e.g. watashi wa (watashi no tomodachi ni) tomodachi no shukudai wo tetsudatteageru tsumori desu.
I plan to help my friend with his homework.
The person you do something for (receiver) is denoted with a ~ni particle. In the case above, it is redundant to insert (watashi no tomodachi ni) as it has been clearly stated in the following clause "tomodachi no shukudai" specifying who the receiver is.
Or a simpler example, e.g. tegami wo kaite agemasu.
I write a letter for him (or to him).
The ~te ageru term makes it very clear who the giver and the receiver is. So most of the time, (watashi wa, kare ni) is omitted.
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