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Difference Between Ad and Add

There are many words in the English Language with similar spelling (or) pronunciation but having different meanings.

Here, Ad and Add form a pair of Confusing Words. Let’s move on to find out the difference between the two.

Meaning of Ad

  • a public promotion of some product or service
  • the ad stands for advertisement

Meaning of Add

  • to join or combine
  • to make an addition by combining numbers
  • to augment (or) to increase

What’s The Difference:

  • We put an ad in the local paper.
    We work hard but it doesn’t add up to our profits.
  • The best ad is a good product
    They should now add our product to their featured list.


Learning English is full of confusion. As you study, You will come across many such differences.

I believe the above explanation helped you understand the difference between the two words perfectly well. Keep Learning!!

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