effective vs. effectual vs. efficient – The Correct Way to Use Each – English Learning

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Effective

Definition:

producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect

Examples:

an air-cooled motor was more effective than a witch's broomstick for rapid long-distance transportation

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Effectual

Definition:

producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect

Examples:

his complaint proved to be effectual in bringing action

VS.

Efficient

Definition:

being effective without wasting time or effort or expense

Examples:

an efficient production manager

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