Could someone please let me know if we can substitute "you made very good points" for "you gave very good tips" in the following context:

  • You made very good points, but I would like to correct the fact that hurtful speech directed at one individual is not always protected free speech. [Source]

As dictionary says, both "point" and "tip" can mean a useful/helpful... piece of information. But I would like to know if they mean the same is a context like this.

  • A point is not the same as a tip. Have you looked up these words in a dictionary? – Michael Harvey Jun 14 at 14:43
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    Points and tips are not (always) the same thing. Tips are useful and helpful but points can be a detail. – Bruce Murray Jun 14 at 14:43
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    A point in this context is an observation (a statement of some kind, which may or may not be intended to be helpful). But a tip is always intended to be "helpful advice". You could easily establish this difference by looking at any dictionary. The fact that there are certain contexts where the two words could be considered "interchangeable" doesn't somehow make this a valid question. – FumbleFingers Reinstate Monica Jun 14 at 14:50
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    The links provided are to dictionary definitions, Michael. However, note that the definition of tip goes on to say especially about how to do something or the likely winner of a race. It does not mean the same as point in this context. – Kate Bunting Jun 14 at 14:50

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