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    historic - historical

    Hello,

    both are adjectives. Where is the difference in use?

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    Re: historic - historical

    Hi
    Historic means something that is or will be remembered as part of history because important things happened in that time or place. For example, a historic building or a historic day (it doesn't necessarily refer to something old).
    Historical means something that is related to the past and it can be ancient.
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    Re: historic - historical

    Thanks a lot. Cute avatar, by the way...

    Could you, for me finally understanding this matter, distinguish between:

    historic momument
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    historical monument

    THANKS!!

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    Re: historic - historical

    For example if you say it was a historic day maybe an important thing happened in that day such as presidential election or a demonstration. By the way mostly I've heard historical monument which means an ancient one.

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    Re: historic - historical

    Think I got it now. Thanks.

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    Re: historic - historical

    Historic is IMPORTANT in history. An historic event, an historic day, an historic castle. (Yes, I write "an" because I say 'istoric. Both are okay.)

    Historical simply means that it was in the past. This site's historical use for debris disposal has created groundwater contamination. The historical data shows that incidents of bee stings is the greatest in May.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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