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    lineal + linear

    Hopefully, I didn't get them confused.

    This linear diagram shows his lineal descent from Henvy VII.


    Are they correct?
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    Re: lineal + linear

    Quote Originally Posted by panicmonger View Post
    Hopefully, I didn't get them confused.

    This linear diagram shows his lineal descent from Henvy VII.


    Are they correct?
    Thank you.
    Happy Chinese New Year.
    Hi panicmonger,
    From what I gathered in the page linked here, Lineal - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary, "linear" and "lineal" are synonyms, although I am not sure as to whether they are fully interchangeable.

    Hope it helps.

    Greetings,

    Charliedeut

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    Re: lineal + linear

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    Hi panicmonger,
    From what I gathered in the page linked here, Lineal - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary, "linear" and "lineal" are synonyms, although I am not sure as to whether they are fully interchangeable.

    Hope it helps.

    Greetings,

    Charliedeut
    I don't know if they are synonyms or not. But according to "Macmillan dictionary for advanced learners" they are not interchangeable:

    Lineal = related in a direct line of parents and children to someone who lived in the past: a lineal descendant/ancestor

    You can not replace "linear" with "lineal" in the above quotation about HenryIV. Perhaps you can replace "lineal" with "linear" but I don't recommend it. I consider the sentence above a correct one.
    Last edited by Khosro; 01-Feb-2011 at 10:10.

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