Plain and Plane

M. P. Moore

Read the statements below carefully and write in the correct word. Remember the differences between the words.

Plain is a level stretch of land (n.) or it means ordinary (adj.)

Planeis a tool used to smooth wood (n.) or it means of or having to do with a flat surface (adj.)


  1. With an eye towards retirement, the Neeleys recently purchased some bayside property along the Atlantic Coastal (Plains/Planes).
  2. Links to reference material:
    Do you want to learn more about these words?

    Your answer:


  3. I used a (plain/plane) instead of sandpaper to smooth the edges of the wooden frame.
  4. Your answer:


  5. The (airplain/airplane) has been grounded temporarily because transportation officials doubt its airworthiness.
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  7. Zachary rose from a uniformed officer to a (plainclothes/planeclothes) detective in less than two years.
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  9. Whereas (plain/plane) geometry deals with points, lines, and areas on a flat surface, solid geometry deals with points, lines, and areas in space.
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