Aid or aide

It is really easy to understand the difference between aid and aide. We pronounce them the same way and their meanings are very close.

Aid can be used as a verb, adjective and a noun. Its synonyms are: to help, to assist, help and assistance. For example:

Republicans want to keep the bill focused on increasing small-business aid.

Dating app grants aid to small businesses faster than Uncle Sam.

Efforts to aid those experiencing homelessness must persist after COVID-19 pandemic.

Aide can be used only as a noun and its meaning is assistant. For example:

At least one other close aide to the governor was also tested for the virus.

A top aide to D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has died from the coronavirus.

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