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Assist – IELTS word of the day

Today’s word from the academic word list is:



  • the forms of this word that you need are assist, assistance, assistant, assisted and unassisted
  • this is a close synonym for “help”, but it is a more formal word
  • be careful of the common learner error of using “assist” to mean “attend”
  • you assist someone with something or in doing something
  • you normally “provide” assistance
  • two useful phrases are “to be of assistance” and “to come to someone’s assistance”
  • another collocation is “financial assistance”
  • a PA is a personal assistant





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