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    electric / electrical

    Dear Teachers,

    Are the two adjectives exact synonyms? I remember reading somewhere there is a subtle difference in meaning between them. Let me use a specific context example:

    " ...electric / electrical part of the design..."

    In the opinion of our native speakers, which of the two sounds better?

    Thank you very much in advance.

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    Re: electric / electrical

    Have you looked at the Similar Threads at the bottom of the page, Tomasz?

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    Re: electric / electrical

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Have you looked at the Similar Threads at the bottom of the page, Tomasz?

    Rover
    Well, no, to be completely honest, I haven't...

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    Re: electric / electrical

    Electrical sounds better to me. This thread goes into the differences:
    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...lectrical.html

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