Grammar Friday

man_question_markToday’s two grammar tips:

  • “Historic” means “important,” “momentous,” or “historically significant.” “Historical” means “relating to the past.” So, the first moon walk was a historic event. Gone with the Wind is a historical novel.
  • Should you say “a historic event” or “an historic event”? AP Style is “a historic event” because the word “historic” does not start with a vowel sound.

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