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Confusing Economic and Economical is a common mistake. Software for Writers explains what you need to know.
Economical is an adjective and describes the anything that is not expensive or wasteful.
· Using gas may be more economical than electricity.
· He was economical with the truth.
Economic is also an adjective and describes anything related to the economy. It usually occurs before the noun as in economic troubles or economic decisions.
· The government imposed economic sanctions on the regime.
· The economic plight of the nation was dire.
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