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What is the difference between airplane and aeroplane?
Airplane is the American spelling.
Aeroplane is the non-American spelling.
Airplane or Aeroplane?
Writers are often confused whether to use airplane
is the preferred spelling in American English, while aeroplane
is the preferred spelling in British English.
Example Sentences with Airplane and Aeroplane
Below is an example of aeroplane
in a British publication.
- An international force of ships, aeroplanes, drones and satellites is scouring the southern Indian Ocean to find the wreckage of MH370. ()
(This is from the British newspaper The Times.)
Below are some examples of airplane
in American publications.
- Airplane travel is nature's way of making you look like your passport
(This is a quote from American politician Al Gore.)
- Students designed, built, and modified paper airplanes based on the physics of flight. They were inspired by a Times article about the Perlan
(This is from The New York Times.)
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