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    Hello everyone,
    Would you please tell me the difference between these words?

    1)aeroplane
    2)airplane
    3)plane

    Thanks,

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    Re: airplane

    Aeroplane is the British word for what Americans call an airplane. Plane is a shortened form of either word (I don't know if Brits use it, but Americans do). This is like the word taxi which is a shortened version of the words taxi cab which itself is a shortened version of the words taximeter cabriolet.

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