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aboard   —   abroad

“Aboard” means ‘on or onto, in or into a bus, train, aeroplane or ship’,

e.g.

All passengers went aboard the train.

In the plane crash, all the passengers aboard were killed.

“Abroad” means ‘in a wide area; everywhere; outside one’s own country’

e.g.

Our teacher had his education abroad.

Common Errors:

1.

My son wants to go to abroad for higher studies. [wrong]

My son wants to go abroad for higher studies.   [right]

2.

She had her training in abroad.  [wrong]

She had her training abroad.    [right]

3.

They are coming back home from abroad.  [right]

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