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  1. kurokuro

    Red face "automobile" and "automotive"

    Please let me know the difference between those two words above.
    I could find both "automobile accident" and "automotive accident" in the dictionary. It seems almost the same.
    Any difference in usage? Can I say both "automobile industory" and "automotive industory" in the same context?

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    Re: "automobile" and "automotive"

    Automobile- can be an adjective or a noun, while 'automtive' is only an adjective. For the industry, both are used, but the results from Google suggest that 'automotive' is more common:
    12,800,000 for "automotive industry"
    4,520,000 for "automobile industry"


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