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Practical and practicable

By Mary Morel

Reader’s question: What’s the difference between practical and practicable?

Answer: Practical means useful or matter-of-fact.

This is a practical tool.

Practicable means feasible, possible.

The backup plan was practicable.

Another important distinction is that practical can apply to people and skills, while practicable only applies to plans or actions.

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