If something operates when it’s plugged into a wall outlet or is battery-powered, it’s electric.
- We use an electric oven.
- Many small appliances are electric.
- Our clothes dryer is electric.
- I play an electric guitar.
- Every month we have to pay the electric bill.
The noun form for this word is electricity.
- The oven runs on electricity.
- Without electricity, I can’t work on this website.
- Last week many people along the east coast were without electricity because of a snow storm.
- Electricity is an essential utility in a home.
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Sometimes the word "electrical" is used as an adjective:
- My neighbor’s son is studying electrical engineering in college.
- The hardware store sells electrical supplies and electrical equipment.
- Special electrical tools are necessary for fixing problems related to electricity.
The person whose career it is to work with electricity is called an electrician:
- We need to get an electrician out to our house to fix a few small problems with our ceiling fans.
- Electricians can usually find work wherever they go because everyone uses electricity.
This is an electric guitar.
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February 18, 2013