Preventive and preventative …

Today’s tip is brief, because the Scribe is headed to court to argue a motion and save the world.

On NPR this morning, there was a discussion about “preventive care” and I thought, shouldn’t it be “preventative care?”  After consulting Webster’s, I determined that “preventive” and “preventative” have the same meaning and are used interchangeably. But while neither form is wrong, “preventive” is the more common, and strictly correct, version.

That is all for now …

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