Language Refresher 89: Historic or Historical?

The Oxford Dictionaries gave the following rules that will help us learn how to use historic and historical. 



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(a) Historic means ‘famous or important in history’, as in a historic occasion. A historic event is one that was very important

Ex: We are at a historic cultural moment. 

(b) Historical means ‘concerning history or historical events’. A historical event is something that happened in the past.

Ex: I carried out historical research there in the early 2000s.




For Duzon teachers and staff, please use the link below:

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