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    Suffixes -ic and -ical?

    What's the difference between suffixes -ic and -ical?

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    Re: Suffixes -ic and -ical?

    Hi Alexander Derezhenko,

    Words which end in -ic are stressed on the syllable immediaately before the ending, the second-to-last sillable. Words ending in -ical or simply in -al are stressed on the third-to-last syllable.

    lethargic genetic
    political abdominal
    anemic cranial
    critical visual
    strategic spesific
    medical clinical

    Regards.

    V.

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