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    #1

    where is the mistake?

    - Computers are magic.
    I see it is fine,but others say it should be magical
    Thanks in advance.



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    Re: where is the mistake?

    Quote Originally Posted by nado92 View Post
    - Computers are magic.
    I see it is fine,but others say it should be magical
    Thanks in advance.


    "Magical" usually refers to things that actually aren't real - fairies, dragons, pixies etc etc. Creatures which are associated with the magical or imaginary world.

    In this context, "magic" is used to mean "fantastic" or "great".

    Magic, in this context, is correct, if a little informal/casual.

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    Thumbs up Re: where is the mistake?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "Magical" usually refers to things that actually aren't real - fairies, dragons, pixies etc etc. Creatures which are associated with the magical or imaginary world.

    In this context, "magic" is used to mean "fantastic" or "great".

    Magic, in this context, is correct, if a little informal/casual.
    Thank you so much.

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