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    #1

    on rail/s

    A train travels on rail/rails.

    Which noun should be used?

    Many thanks.


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    Re: on rail/s

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    A train travels on rail/rails.

    Which noun should be used?

    Many thanks.
    Normally rails, Elaine, but a monorail travels on a rail.


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    Re: on rail/s

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    A train travels on rail/rails.

    Which noun should be used?

    Many thanks.
    Hello, Tan Elaine.

    Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Press
    Trains run on rails (= move along on top of them).

    I hope this helps.

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    Re: on rail/s

    You may not have met this idiom: Off the rails - Idiom Definition - UsingEnglish.com

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