Aid vs. Aide

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What is the difference between aid and aide?

Aid vs. Aide

Aid (noun): a form of help.
(verb): to help.

Aide: an assistant.



5/2/2007 7:24:10 PM
Candy! said:

aide - A person who acts as an assitant. (For example, a nurse's aide. Clue: A person.)

aid - Something by which assistance is given.(For example, a band-aid or walking aid. Clue: Inanimate object.)

5/19/2007 6:35:36 AM
Christine said:

Still confusing...doesn't an assistant help? Isn't an aid something you use to assist?

11/5/2007 9:41:11 AM
Ratzy Szimonowitz said:

Although these words involve helping, the difference is that aid is a service while aide is a person providing aid, the service.

12/3/2007 9:37:25 AM
Jorge Johnson said:

i dont think this is right. Aid is a desease. my real name is nick belfower

12/10/2007 4:16:16 PM
Clam Chowder said:

This is great--thanks soo much, I've been using aide as a verb all this tiem and no-one's noticed >_>

11/26/2008 8:19:18 AM
Lester said:

Great tip. Simple and easy to remember. Thanks.

1/27/2009 2:51:41 PM
Lynda said:

an AIDE is a person.
an AID is not.

5/29/2011 2:59:08 PM
Alejandra said:

I thought aide was a name n aid was something else

9/26/2011 7:48:22 AM
Gordonio said:

succinct and helpful

11/17/2011 8:55:38 PM
freshman said:

something that i had honestly never known that there was a difference between

12/11/2011 11:01:57 PM
KB said:

An "aide" is a person. "Aid" can be a noun or a verb.

The teacher's aide helped her prepare the students for the math less. (person)

The pie chart was a good visual aid for the math lesson. (as a noun)

The teacher will aid the student with her math assignment. (as a verb)


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