What’s the difference between aid and aide?
Aid (v.) is the action of helping someone, but in its noun form, aid is defined as “help.” So you can say Chicken aids (v.) her friend or Chicken makes a suggestion for finding financial aid (n.). For that last one, if you can replace “aid” with “help,” it’s aid without an E.
Aide (n.) with an E is only a noun. This refers to the helpER, the person (or chicken) providing the help. A teacher’s aide aids the teacher. Confused? If you still have trouble, remember the aide with an E requires an article. (ex: She is AN aide. Will you ask THE aide for advice?)