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    lightning conductor

    I want to know the difference between lightning conductor and lightning rod

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    Re: lightning conductor

    Quote Originally Posted by babybell2016 View Post
    I want to know the difference between 'lightning conductor' and 'lightning rod'.
    Welcome to the forum, babybell.

    End every sentence with a punctuation mark — in this case, a full stop (period).

    A lightning rod is the American and Australian English term for what in British English is called a lightning conductor.

    They are the same thing.

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    Re: lightning conductor

    Although I suppose any number of things such as trees and humans are potential lightening conductors, while not being actual rods designed to purposely attract strikes.
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    Re: lightning conductor

    Quote Originally Posted by Skrej View Post
    Although I suppose any number of things such as trees and humans are potential lightning conductors, while not being actual rods designed to purposely attract strikes.
    Note my corrections above. Electrical discharges from clouds are lightning. The sky getting lighter after a storm is lightening​.
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    Re: lightning conductor

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Note my corrections .
    Why did you cross out 'Although?

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    Re: lightning conductor

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Why did you cross out 'Although?
    Because the second clause begins with while. We don't say ​Although X, while Y.
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    Re: lightning conductor

    Rover: A lightning rod is the American and Australian English term for what in British English is called a lightning conductor.They are the same thing.

    Skrej:
    Although I suppose any number of things such as trees and humans are potential lightening conductors, while not being actual rods designed to purposely attract strikes.

    That looks OK to me. Skrej's 'Although' is providing contrast to Rover's statements. It may not be recommended style, but it's common and natural enough, in my opinion.

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    Re: lightning conductor

    Ah, I see it now. Although works as the continuation of the previous thought.
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