Thursday, April 27, 2017

Historic, Historical

Historic is an adjective that describes something important, significant or notable in history.
Incorrect Thousands attended to hear the candidate’s historical speech.
Correct Thousands attended to hear the candidate’s historic speech.


Historical is adjective that describes something concerning history or past events. These are events of less significance than historic events. 
Incorrect Joyce wrote a report about historic traditions in her town.
Correct Joyce wrote a report about historical traditions in her town.

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