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The difference between Biennial and Biannual
There is an important difference between biennial and biannual as follows:
Biennial = something that happens every two years.
According to Bernard C Lamb in The Queen’s English, an easy way to remember this is that biennial has the letter ‘e‘ in it and so does every.
Biannual = something that occurs twice a year.
Bernard C Lamb suggests – think ‘bi‘ is ‘twice’ and annual is ‘a year’ (twice a year)
A short and sweet blog tonight, but important nevertheless.
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Bernard C. Lamb The Queen’s English (2010), UK