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    Default Olympic or Olympics

    What's the difference between Olympic and Olympics? I'm confused.

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    Default Re: Olympic or Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by ahmin92 View Post
    What's the difference between Olympic and Olympics? I'm confused.
    What confuses you about them?

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    Default Re: Olympic or Olympics

    -not a teacher-

    "Olympic" is an adjective (with a capital letter since derived from a proper name) whereas "Olympics" is a noun used alternatively when refering to the modern Olympic Games. According to my dictionary, Olympics never refers to the ancient Olympic Games.

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