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    Question Lift/elevator in Canadian

    Hello there, I would like to know how do you say lift or elevator in Canadian. Is there any word to nominate that.
    I would be very thankful to who ever answers this question.
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    Re: Lift/elevator in Canadian

    I was asking this because my teacher told me to search for it, but I couldn't find...
    Well, now I know!
    They call them silos (yes, like a missile silo), or lifts, or elevators, but silos was really the word that I had to find out.
    Thanks anyway!

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    Re: Lift/elevator in Canadian

    I'm curious about why you think silos are the same as elevators.



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    Re: Lift/elevator in Canadian

    Basing my opinion on this website:

    http://www.grainscanada.gc.ca/Pubs/G...es/2003AUG.pdf

    I would say that they use it, since they have adopted it from French.
    So it can't be tottaly wrong, what my teacher told me.

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    Re: Lift/elevator in Canadian

    There is a difference between a grain elevator and an elevator that carries people.


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