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    #1

    marks vs markings

    hi,

    I wonder if these words are synonyms.

    I also would like to know if these sentences are correct:

    "Aircraft of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps have carried distinguishing markings almost from the beginning of naval aviation..."

    "He was beaten so hard that he carried marks/markings for the rest of his life"

    may I say "psychological markings/marks" in the sense of psychological scars?

    thanks.


    • Join Date: Feb 2008
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    #2

    Re: marks vs markings

    Markings are arrangements of marks on an object.
    Marks are letters, #'s, impressions, signs, stains, etc.
    Therefore, sentence 1 could be correct.
    2-marks.
    3-marks.


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    #3

    Re: marks vs markings

    They are not synonymous.

    Markings are symbols, colourations on animals, deliberate identifications.

    Marks [in the contexts you have given] are scars.

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