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    #1

    hint x tip

    What's the difference between tip and hint?

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    Re: hint x tip

    [not a teacher]

    Some context might help to clarify your question, but in general, a tip may be given without any solicitation, whereas a hint may be given if there is a known problem/question.

    Examples:

    Say buddy, I noticed you keep spelling that word wrong. Here's a tip, try a dictionary!

    1: Boy, I sure wish I could spell this word correctly.
    2: Here's a hint, it's in the dictionary.

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    Re: hint x tip

    Quote Originally Posted by guliver View Post
    What's the difference between tip and hint?
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Tom: I keep forgetting. What's the capital of the United States?

    Mona: Here's a hint: Who was the first American president?

    Tom: Oh, thanks. George Washington was. Now I remember: Washington, D.C.

    *****

    Martha: I'm going to visit country X.

    George: Oh, yeah? I was there last year.

    Martha: Did you like it?

    George: Yeah, but here's a tip: use public transportation whenever you can.

    Martha: Why?

    George: Because many of the taxi drivers are dishonest.

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