domingo, 17 de julio de 2011

historic vs historical

HISTORIC: important or likely to be important in history
historic buildings
a historic day/moment

 Football is full of historic moments

In a historic vote, the Church of England decided to allow women to become priests.

HISTORICAL: connected with the study or representation of things from the past
Many important historical documents were destroyed when the library was bombed.
She specializes in historical novels set in eighteenth-century England.

¿Historical o historic?
Si te refieres a un personaje histórico o a una novela histórica, puedes usar la palabra historical. Sin embargo, si te refieres a un suceso, un día o a un personaje importante, debes usar la palabra historic. Por tanto, a historic novel significa una novela trascendental en la historia de la literatura, mientras que a historical novel significa una novela basada en la historia.

Therefore, a novel can be both 
historical and historic.

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