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In British English, it's pronounced 'al-you-MIN-ee-um,' with an extra 'i' compared to American English. SlideI made sure to correct my pronunciation of 'aluminium' while speaking to my British friends.
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The spelling 'aluminum' is common in American English, while 'aluminium' is used in British English. SlideThe science textbook from the U.S. spelled it as 'aluminum'.
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Aluminium is widely used for its lightness and resistance to corrosion. It's found in everyday objects. SlideMy new bike has many aluminium parts to make it lighter.