marks vs markings

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jctgf

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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?

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linsuman

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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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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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