Abrasive US comedian George Carlin was a master of the one-liner, once asking his audience, “Is there another word for synonym?”
The English language is full of words that commonly get mixed up but, on closer inspection, reveal themselves as two quite separate things. Two words that often find themselves used in this apparently interchangeable way are ‘coaching’ and ‘mentoring’.
So is there a difference? I believe so and would like to distinguish them.