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Electric/electrical

Alice Val Alice Val (2) on 06/09/17

Hello!

Could you, please, tell me, which adjective is better for the phrases below?

- electric supply or electrical supply;

- electric power or electrical power;

- electric conductor/insulator or electrical conductor/insulator;

- electric appliance or electrical appliance. 


For each of them I'd choose 'electrical'. 

Thank you in advance!

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I suppose electrical is slightly more precise but it doesn't really matter. Electrical would be used to differentiate it from physical etc..

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Alice Val Alice Val (2) on 06/09/17

Thank you, Paul!

 And is 'electric current' always 'electric' or can it be 'electrical'?

I assume electrical is somewhat more exact yet it doesn't generally make a difference. Dissertation Writing Services Electrical would be utilized to separate it from physical and so on.

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You use electronic to talk about a device that has transistors or silicon chips that control and change the electric current going through the Assignment Writing UK device, or to depict a process or movement using electronic devices.

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Electricity can go through your body making you get stunned. The seriousness of the stun relies upon what number of amps went through and where the electricity went through your body. According to essay writing service UK additionally the time allotment you were being stunned. On the off chance that there are sufficient amps you can be scorched and additionally executed. On the off chance that you don't recognize what you’re doing around electricity then it would be best not mess around with it.

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Both seem correct to me on the first glance, but these two words two words have a large semantic overlap.

Electric refers to anything that runs on electricity i.e. An electric kettle

Electrical refers to something related to electricity i.e. electrical faults, electrical component.

Best wishes,
Hannah

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I suppose electrical is slightly more precise but it doesn't really matter. Electrical would be used to differentiate it from physical etc..

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