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    treadmill vs running machine

    When you go to a gym, there is a treadmill on which you run for your health. This treadmill is called "running machine" by Koreans and I wonder if any nativer speaker calls it like that.

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    Re: treadmill vs running machine

    I would call it a treadmill. A "running machine" indicates a machine that is operating, such as an automobile whose engine has been started and is running.

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    Re: treadmill vs running machine

    In the UK, both expressions are commonly used.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Re: treadmill vs running machine

    Really? I thought "running machine" for "treadmill" is broken English in Korea, but there should be a reason related to the UK. It must have been adopted from British English.

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    Re: treadmill vs running machine

    If you Google "running machine", the first few results are from British companies selling them.

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