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To the best of my knowledge, preventative and preventive is the same thing;
both are legitimate. The same is true of "polytechnical" and
"polytechnic;" "heroical" and "heroic;" moveable" and "movable;"
"licensor" and "licenser;" "ladyfy" and "ladify" "lamister" and "lamster."
They are words of the same meaning but spelt differently. Maybe someone
will come up with the right liquistic term for it (heterography?)
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Hongjie Wang
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On Thu, 14 Apr 1994, Elizabeth Bolden wrote:
 
> My "pet-est" language peeve in medical circles has to be
> prevenTAtive when the word meant is preventive!
>