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Disoriented or Disorientated? Which is which?
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Disoriented or Disorientated? Which is which?

verb = disorient

adjective = disoriented

noun = disorientation

Best wishes, Clive
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CliveHi to you guys, too, welcome to the Forum.Emotion: smile

Disoriented or Disorientated? Which is which?

verb = disorient

adjective = disoriented
noun = disorientation

Best wishes, Clive


The dictionaries clearly give ORIENTATE OR ORIENT verb : determine one's position with reference to another point
DISORIENTATE OR DISORIENT verb :cause to be lost or disoriented

So they mean the same and can be used interchangeably.
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so what do BBC meant when thet tittled news like this:

Crash pilot 'disorientated'

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/3310253.stm
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Hi,

It means the pilot was disoriented.

Clive
And you mean BBC made a mistake?
Hi,

Everyone makes mistakes sometimes.

'Disorientated' is commonly heard, and may probably appear in a dictionary at some time in the future.

Best wishes, Clive
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Disorientated is in UK English dictionaries already, Clive. Perhaps it's yet another Brit/US difference?
Hi Nona,

Well, gee, I thought you guys were supposed to take care of the language for the rest of us.Where have your standards gone? Emotion: wink

Best wishes, Clive
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