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    Question Magic bananas or magical bananas

    I want to give an assignment to my children to write a short story. I've given them a topic "Magic Banana". Now, I'm confused whether it should be magic bananas or magical bananas.
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    Default Re: Magic bananas or magical bananas

    Quote Originally Posted by dawoodusmani View Post
    I want to give an assignment to my children to write a short story. I've given them a topic "Magic Banana". Now, I'm confused whether it should be magic bananas or magical bananas.
    Best regards!
    Dawood
    magic banana is correct, but i am not sure.

    [not an english teacher]

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    Default Re: Magic bananas or magical bananas

    Quote Originally Posted by venkatasu View Post
    magic banana is correct, but i am not sure.

    [not an english teacher]
    You could use either but I think that "Magical Bananas" sounds more poetic and literary.

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    Default Re: Magic bananas or magical bananas

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    You could use either but I think that "Magical Bananas" sounds more poetic and literary.
    I agree with bhaisahab! Magical banana sounds more exciting in a literary sense. I've always thought the great opera, "The Magic Flute' would have sounded more exciting if it was called 'The Magical Flute'!

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    Default Re: Magic bananas or magical bananas

    On the other hand, "Magic Banana[s]" allows a wider range of interpretation than merely the magical.

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    Default Re: Magic bananas or magical bananas

    Quote Originally Posted by dawoodusmani View Post
    I want to give an assignment to my children to write a short story. I've given them a topic "Magic Banana". Now, I'm confused whether it should be magic bananas or magical bananas.
    Best regards!
    Dawood
    Finally, it's up to you. Neither is more right than the other.

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    Default Re: Magic bananas or magical bananas

    The thought of a 'magic banana' leaves me cold! While a 'magical banana' opens all kinds of vivid images and possibilities! You decide!

    Enjoy!

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    Default Re: Magic bananas or magical bananas

    I'm not convinced that there is an actual difference here:

    magical, enchanting
    magic, the quality of being enchanting

    Both are good. My vote, though, would be for "magical" because it sounds more enchanting.

    Dawood, your children might like this (note, the site uses both phrases 'Magic Banana' and 'magical banana):
    Magic Banana - EnchantedLearning.com
    Make a magical banana that will really surprise your friends! Tell them that you've discovered a brand new, genetically-altered banana that grows pre-sliced. This is the best invention since sliced bread.

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