Monday, October 4, 2010
So was the case of historic vs. historical. What's the difference?
Hat tips to Grammar Girl and Grammar Monster:
Well, both are adjectives, but their sameness diverges there.
Historic: used to describe something momentous or influential in history
Ex: 9/11 was a historic event in US history.
Historical: generally means ''from the past'' or ''relating to history,'' momentous or not
Ex: The US Constitution is a historical document.
Bonus: Notice the indefinite article ''a'' is used instead of ''an.''
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