Hi everyone,

I'm a newbie here, but I've been enjoying this forum for several months. So first, I would like to say "thank you" for everyone.

Basically, my question is that I a bit confused with the following statement.

I want to point out that you don't say "effort" here. You should rather say "help" or "support." You say "effort" to someone who is working for you, like your subordinate, staff or student, not to someone who is mentoring your PhD thesis.

To me, "effort" and "help" in this context seem the same. Anyhow, thank you in advance!!

New Member02

Welcome to the Forum.

The statement is good advice.

'Effort' focuses on the idea that the person is trying. It does not really focus on the idea of assisting another person.

'Help' and 'support' focus more on the idea that the person wants to assist another person.

Best wishes, Clive
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Thanks, Clive. Now I understand the difference betweeen "effort" and "help." Thank you!

Thank you.!
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