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    ending, "ic/ cal"

    What are the main objectives we are looking for in a sentence in order to have the correct ending of the sentences in "ic or cal?"

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    Re: ending, "ic/ cal"

    The suffix -ic forms nouns. The suffix -cal forms adjectives.


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    Re: ending, "ic/ cal"

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    The suffix -ic forms nouns. The suffix -cal forms adjectives.

    root + ic + al
    Historic (adj) - historical (adj)
    economic (adj) - economical (adj)

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