educational vs education


In a brochure referring to programs which are educational, which is correct: Should it be called an "educational program" or "education program"?

See example:

We have terrific education programs.
asked Feb 13 '13 at 19:15 Barbara Davis New member

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Education is a noun, and educational is an adjective.  If your program is about education, then you can say 'education program', which has the same meaning as 'a program on education'.   If your program is about something other than education but still teaches something, then it can be an educational program.


I hope this helps.

link comment answered Feb 13 '13 at 19:23 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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