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    What is the difference?

    I wonder what is the difference between 'electrical' and electric'?
    I think both of them are adjectives and have the same meaning? Could anyone help explain the difference and the usage?
    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: What is the difference?

    If you are talking about things that use electricity, you can use "electric" or "electrical", and they both mean the same thing. However, there are some collocations: we usually say "electric kettle", but "electrical goods".

    If you mean "charged with electricity", usually in a metaphorical sense, use "electric": "The atmosphere at the Led Zeppelin concert was electric."

    If you mean "concerned with electricity", use "electrical": "Jane is a qualified electrical engineer."

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    Re: What is the difference?

    Got it! Thanks.

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