English Express | The Difference Between Classic and Classical

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Learn the difference between classic and classical in this very short English Express episode. English Express is a podcast from English Plus Podcast Network.


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You don’t have a lot of time, but you still want to learn and you wait to express yourself in English every day I get it. And that’s why I created English Express. This is your host Danny and this is English Express everyday we’ll have a very short episode in which you will learn and you wait to express yourself in English never stop learning even if you don’t have a lot of time for it. Listen to English Express. Welcome to a new English Express episode. In this episode we will talk about the difference between the words classic and classical. So it is a usage tip obviously, but it can really get confusing and you will need to know about this difference. You can find a transcript on my website English plus podcast calm and better yet, if you are a patron you will get exclusive Episodes Series and resources to take your English and learning to the next level. You can find the links in the description of the episode and now without further ado, let’s talk about the difference between classic and classical.

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So let me start

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with classic classic can be used as an adjective. A classic example of something has all the features or characteristics which you expect something of its kind to have. For example, we say this statement was a classic illustration of British politeness or it is a classic example of the principle of less is more so that is classic being used as an adjective and remember, a classic example of something has all the features or characteristics which you expect something of its kind to have. class it is also used to describe films or books which are judged to be of outstanding quality. So we can say for example, one of the classic works of the Hollywood cinema or Burton’s Classic Analysis of Spanish history, but classic can also be used as a noun. A classic is a book which is well known and thought to be of a high literary standard. For example, we had all the standard classics at home so classics here it is used as a noun and classics when we use it with an s like that. It is the study of the ancient Greek and Roman civilization, especially their languages, literature and philosophy. So when we talk about classics, especially when we talk about something we study at university, that’s what it means the study of ancient Greek and Roman civilizations, especially their languages, literature and philosophy. For example, She obtained a first class degree in classics. So all of that was about classic. What about classical? Well, classical is different classical music is music written by composers such as Mozart and Beethoven music of this kind is often complex in form, and is considered by many people to have lasting value. For example, I spent a lot of time reading and listening to classical music, or we can say classical pianists. But that’s not everything about classical classical is also used to refer to things connected with ancient Greek or Roman civilization, like when we say classical mythology, or truffles have been savored as a delicacy since classical times. And here we are referring to ancient Greek or Roman civilization. So that was a difference between classic and classical. I hope I clear the confusion you might have when you want to choose between these two words. And that was everything I wanted to share with you in today’s English Express episode. Don’t forget to visit my website English plus podcast. com, not only for the transcript of this episode, but you can check the great learning opportunities you can find there there is the activity center with daily fun activities, quizzes, and logic and math puzzles. And if you decide to become a patron on Patreon, there is a lot more available only to patrons like the exclusive audio series, the monthly English plus magazine and the private discussion group. All the links you need are in the description of the episode. So what are you waiting for? Take your English and learning to the next level and never stop learning with English plus podcast.com. Thank you very much for listening to this episode. This is your host Danny. I will see you next time.


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