Romance or romantic? I like romantic movies or I like romance movies? are both correct? Also, a friend of mine said it's all right to say: It's a romantic movie. But it's wrong to say: It's a romance movie. Why is that? Thanks!
Jul 6, 2015 2:22 PM
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"Romance movie" is absolutely correct and more common than "romantic movie". ROMANTIC is an adjective. "A romantic movie/book" "A romantic night" "A romantic poem/story" ROMANCE is a noun. "It was a short-lived romance" It can also be an adjective when used to describe a type of writing: romance novels.
July 6, 2015
I would disagree with Marcin about 'romance movie' being more common than 'romantic movie'. Certainly you can say that the story is 'a romance', the same way as you'd describe a story as 'a thriller', but I would always use the adjective form before 'movie' or film: 'a romantic movie' or 'a romantic film'. Out of curiosity, I googled this and found one or two references to 'romance movie' and dozens to 'romantic movie'. This could be a regional difference, but I have never actually heard anyone say 'romance movie'.
July 6, 2015
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