Today, we have an Edit This® grammar lesson based on a specific question from one of our loyal readers! This reader would like to know the difference between Premier vs. Premiere. Do you know when to use each one?
Premier and Premiere are examples of homophones – words that sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. And they trip more people up than you think.
So, here is the quick answer:
Premier refers to someone or something that is the best or first in position. It can also be used when writing about a political leader or person in power.
* He is the premier writer in this area.
* Italy is a premier destination spot.
* Premier Jane Doe was just elected.
When you add the "e" at the end to make it premiere, you are referring to the initial release of a movie, film, TV show, or theatrical production.
* Everyone was at the premiere.
* The show's premiere was a disaster.
* The movie premiered last week.
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