Cracking a bad habit: cement vs. concrete
Lately a bad habit has been hardening among writers and announcers: A few keep confusing “cement” and “concrete.”
The two words are not synonymous.
“Cement” is a powder that when mixed with water and other materials, like gravel, can solidify into a hard, stone-like substance called “concrete.”
So, you can’t have a “cement bridge” or a “cement building,” as that would suggest they are made of powder.
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