A&O - orientated or oriented? - page 3
How do you say / write your level of orientation? This is one of those things that's been on my mind... and the dictionaries appear to be OK with either. Oriented or orientated? Reoriented or... Read More
Dec 28, '09Quote from sharrieOops! Duly humbled! Thanks, Sharrie, and glad you chose to giggle instead of get annoyed!As a Brit this post made me giggle a little
As R/N writer so beautifully posted earlier in the UK and many other countries orientated is the correct word, I have never heard oriented used here and it would sound so very very wrong to me, ...
So although it's not used in your country or region does not mean that it is incorrect.
Dec 29, '09Quote from cherrybreezeIt's technically correct to write an essay of three-word sentences (noun-verb-adjective), with the 5 paragraph format of "tell them what you're going to tell them, tell them the info in three paragraphs, and tell them what you told them" grade school format, but stylistically it is lacking. He would not be grading on the basics of a language, but rather on style and nuance.It's a little O/T, but I think this is kind of crappy. He may not "like" the word, but if it IS used correctly, how can he "count it as wrong?" That's unfair to his students, to not know how or why something would be marked "wrong" that isn't. IMO.
However, this is moot, as it was merely conjecture. He does not teach the English language, and there will be no grading on orient vs orientate.
Completely off-topic and irrelevant to the thread, of course. My apologies.
Jul 12, '10Hi, another Brit here! We never ever use the "oriented" version (we'd get some funny looks if we did!). Always "the patient was alert and orientated", or "we orientated the patient to the ward" etc.
Similarly, we used to get ripped to pieces by our lecturer if we dared use American English spellings such as "color", "favorite" etc. She used to boom at us "We are not in America"!!!!!!! When in Rome.....