Economic and EconomicalThe words economic and economical do mean the same thing; i.e., they are not synonyms.
EconomicThe adjective economic pertains to the economy, finances, or wealth. For example:
- The economic deceleration will likely cause a further fall in unemployment.
- The host will interview the winners and losers from current economic situation.
- It's not about money - he is fine from an economic perspective.
EconomicalThe adjective economical describes something that saves money or resources or is not wasteful of money or resources. For example:
- It has a powerful yet economical engine that is suitable for high-mileage drivers.
- The most practical and economical way to see Brazil is by air.
The Adverb Is EconomicallyThe adverb is easy – it's economically for both. For example:
- Economically, the country is in good shape.
- The car runs economically.
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