advisor


advisor
adviser, advisor
Both forms occur with equal frequency throughout the English-speaking world, despite impressions that -er is predominantly BrE and -or AmE. In the OEC, the -er form is roughly twice as common as the -or form across all the varieties of English, and so the traditional spelling still predominates. Advisor is probably influenced by the existence of advisory; but adviser is preferable:

• The Service would never forgive me a mucky divorce, dear —not its legal adviser —John Le Carré, 1989

• The goose…shuffled off to see if she could find some advisors —Jeanette Winterson, 1985.


Modern English usage. 2014.

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