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Aid (noun): a form of help.
(verb): to help.
Aide: an assistant.
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.)
Still confusing...doesn't an assistant help? Isn't an aid something you use to assist?
Although these words involve helping, the difference is that aid is a service while aide is a person providing aid, the service.
i dont think this is right. Aid is a desease. my real name is nick belfower
This is great--thanks soo much, I've been using aide as a verb all this tiem and no-one's noticed >_>
Great tip. Simple and easy to remember. Thanks.
an AIDE is a person.
an AID is not.
I thought aide was a name n aid was something else
succinct and helpful
something that i had honestly never known that there was a difference between
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)