Historic vs Historical | Ask Linda! | English Grammar

In this video Linda breaks down the difference between “historic” and “historical”.

Since the usage of these two words is often unclear, we decided to take a closer look.

The word “historic” refers to something or someone famous or important in history, for example:

When we were in Paris, we visited many historic sites and attractions.

“Historical”, on the other hand, describes history itself or historical events, as in historical evidence. An example sentence would be:

The actors were all dressed in historical clothing from the 1800s.

Therefore, a historic event is one that was very important, but a historical event is something that happened in the past.

That’s it for today. See you next time!

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