Thursday, April 27, 2017

Economic vs Economical

Economic is an adjective that pertains to the science of economics, the production, distribution, or use of income and wealth.

Economical is an adjective that means thrifty or avoiding waste.

Incorrect It is a challenge to predict the economical outlook for next year.
Correct It is a challenge to predict the economic outlook for next year.

Incorrect While unemployed, Ann looked for economic options for necessary purchases.
Correct While unemployed, Ann looked for economical options for necessary purchases.

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