“Ad” vs “Advert” vs “Advertisement”

(What’s The Difference?)

| GiveMeSomeEnglish!!!asically, all of these terms:  “Ad”, “Advert”, & “Advertisement” are used to refer to exactly the same thing.  They are all a form of marketing and/or propaganda, which is used to either sell a product or to persuade people to a certain way of thinking.  (See Also:  “Advertisement” vs “Commercial”)

This Television Commercial Is An Advertisement For “Big Hank’s Top Ranked Automobile Emporium”

So What’s The Difference?

| GiveMeSomeEnglish!!!he terms “Ad” & “Advert” are simply Abbreviations of the full word “Advertisement”.  Therefore — they are all essentially the same thing.  The only difference is in the useage.

Shamwow - GiveMeSomeEnglish!!!


The ShamWow Commercials Were Some Of The Greatest Advertisements On Television In The ’90s…
(but then The ShamWow guy got arrested for fighting with a prostitute)  🙁

So Which Form Should You Use?

| GiveMeSomeEnglish!!!f you are American and/or you use The Common Tongue of English (it’s like “American English” but more “Worldly”) — then you would probably use “Ad” in most situations.  However — if you are British or learned “British English” — then you would probably use “Advert”.

| GiveMeSomeEnglish!!!owever — it does not matter at all.  You can use which-ever one you prefer.  There is not one that is more or less formal or informal.  And all of them are very common.

| GiveMeSomeEnglish!!!ltimately — you just use which-ever one you feel more comfortable with.  Since I am from America, and am the creator of The Common Tongue (as a system) — I almost never use “Advert”.  But I use both “Advertisement” and “Ad” interchangeably– depending on the situation (as you can see by reading this post).

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What About Pronunciation?

| GiveMeSomeEnglish!!!or “Ad” there is no difference in pronunciation — regardless of what form of English you speak.  The same is true with “Advert”.  But if you were to use the word “Advertisement” then there is a difference between The Common Tongue pronunciation, and the “British English” pronunciation.

| GiveMeSomeEnglish!!!n The Common Tongue Pronunciation (the way that most of the English-Speaking world pronounces it) — the stress is on the first syllable and the “i” is long.  Where-as — in “British English” — the stress in on the second syllable and the “i” is short.

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