Pavement or sidewalk: Same meaning, different words?

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Which one is used more?
спросил 20 Окт, 11 от аноним в категории Английский

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Hi Ariadne!Yes, you're right! Both words have the same meaning! The thing is that "pavement" is a British word, meanwhile "sidewalk" is a American word!
ответил 21 Окт, 11 от аноним
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in Oz we say footpath
ответил 26 Дек, 11 от аноним
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"Sidewalk" specifically refers to the concrete path beside a road; "pavement" can refer to any hardened, non-dirt surface where people or vehicles travel, or even to something like a tennis court.
In other words, a sidewalk is pavement, but pavement does not have to be a sidewalk. (Canadian usage)
ответил 23 Май, 12 от Sean Smith
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