add to/assist education

Gabriel Malheiros

Senior Member
Portuguese - Brazil
Hi, there!

I am supposed to write an essay and I would like to know which word(add to or assist) is better in the following context


Most of students own a cellphone. Competing with such a device has not been easy for teachers, not least due to the increasing access to social media. However, if used duly, it has much to add to/ assist education in general.


Thank you
 
  • Parla

    Member Emeritus
    English - US
    I don't care for either "add to" or "assist" in that sentence. If I agreed with your premise (as I understand it), I'd use "contribute to".

    There are other problems with your sentences.
     

    Gabriel Malheiros

    Senior Member
    Portuguese - Brazil
    I don't care for either "add to" or "assist" in that sentence. If I agreed with your premise (as I understand it), I'd use "contribute to".

    There are other problems with your sentences.
    Please Parla, tell me the other erros, for me to improve my essay.

    Can't "add to" mean "contribute to"?
     
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    Parla

    Member Emeritus
    English - US
    Please Parla, tell me the other errors, for me to improve my essay.
    "Most of students" should be Most students. "Duly" sounds strange to me.

    Can't "add to" mean "contribute to"?
    Add to = increase the amount of. Contribute to = enhance, improve. Please refer to the WR Dictionary (access via the search box at the top of the page).
     
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