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I understand that 'oriented' is the only correct word. However, is 'orientated' also correct, please?


  • SimoneSimone admin
    edited September 2018

    Hi @smod485
    'Oriented' is not the only correct option, as the verb 'to orientate' also exists, as a variation of 'to orient'.
    Have a look at its entry on the English Dictionary: Orientate
    I hope this helps, and apologies for the late reply!

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