Monday, March 16, 2015

orientate/orient: Common Errors in English Usage Entry for Monday, March 16, 2015

Although it is standard in British English “orientate” is widely considered an error in the US, with simple “orient” being preferred.

The same pattern applies to “disorientate” vs. “disorient.”

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