16 set 2021

-IC or -ICAL

Examples abound: historic – historical / electric – electrical / economic – economical…
Although they are similar, and sometimes used interchangeably, they may cause some confusion.
HISTORIC – REMARKABLE
HISTORICAL – RELATED TO THE PAST
ELECTRIC – THAT USES ELECTRICITY
ELECTRICAL – RELATED TO ELECTRICITY
ECONOMIC – RELATED TO THE ECONOMY (OF A COUNTRY, FOR EXAMPLE)
ECONOMICAL – THAT DOES NOT WASTE.
Curiously, the adverbs for the aforesaid pairs of words are the same: HISTORICALLY, ELECTRICALLY and ECONOMICALLY.

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