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    Hello all

    Williamsburg is a …….. city in Virginia that was settled in 1633.
    a) Historic
    b) Historical

    Pay attention to this point that both choices are adjectives.

    Thanks all

    Matilda

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    Default Re: 243-historic/al

    Quote Originally Posted by matilda View Post
    Hello all

    Williamsburg is a …….. city in Virginia that was settled in 1633.
    a) Historic
    b) Historical

    Pay attention to this point that both choices are adjectives.

    Thanks all

    Matilda
    Historic.


    USAGE NOTE Historic and historical have different usages, though their senses overlap. Historic refers to what is important in history: the historic first voyage to the moon. It is also used of what is famous or interesting because of its association with persons or events in history: a historic house. Historical refers to whatever existed in the past, whether regarded as important or not: a minor historical character. Historical also refers to anything concerned with history or the study of the past: a historical novel; historical discoveries. While these distinctions are useful, these words are often used interchangeably, as in historic times or historical times.


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