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ACET: The difference between....

Benefit and Advantage

 

Both benefit and advantage refer to a good thing. Benefit is a noun and a verb, advantage is a noun. The difference is that advantage is sometimes used in the for comparison with something else; being better than something else.

• Exercising regularly has many benefits.

• All the students will benefit from the new textbooks.

One advantage of studying online is that you don’t need to drive to school.
(comparing studying online to studying in a school)

• Being tall is an advantage in basketball.
(you will have a better/easier experience compared to shorter players)

 


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