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    Board eraser, board duster and board rubber

    I think an eraser is the small one made of rubber.
    A duster is the one made out of cloth.
    A rubber is the same as eraser but I'm not sure.

    More details, please.
    Is the picure below called duster or we can also call it rubber or eraser?


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    Re: Board eraser, board duster and board rubber

    That would be an eraser in the US.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Board eraser, board duster and board rubber

    In AmE, we call it a "whiteboard eraser" and shorten it to "eraser". In AmE, "a rubber" [noun] is slang for condom and you would not use word here (note: you can still use "rubber + [noun]" as a common adjective!).
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    Re: Board eraser, board duster and board rubber

    That's a duster in AusE. At least, with a chalk board, which does generate dust, it's a duster. For a white-board, I'd call it a wiper.
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