Business Dictionary :
Assist, Assistance and Assistant

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Assist : verb : to help

• Can you assist the stock controller in counting the stock?

• He assists me with my income tax returns.

NOTE : You assist someone in doing something or with something.

Assistance : noun : help

Financial Assistance = help in the form of money

NOTE : no plural

Assistant : noun : person who helps or a clerical employee

Personal Assistant = secretary who also helps the boss in various ways

Shop Assistant = person who serves the customers in a shop

Assistant Manager = person who helps a manager

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