Rules Project #12: Ad vs. Add

A grammar error that I often see in my own papers is the use of “ad” and “add.”  For a long time I thought that it was only wrote as “add” but here are some tips to know the difference!

 

*Ad: A public promotion of some product or service

Example: He put an ad in the paper to sell his home.

 

*Add: Make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others; increase the quality, quantity, size or scope of

Example: You don’t have to add insult to rejection.

 

http://www.gingersoftware.com/english-online/spelling-book/confusing-words/ad-add

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