Premiere is first

We often see the words “premier” and “premiere” confused. A “premiere” is a noun that means a first performance. “Premier” is most often an adjective that means leading or first in importance. Many times I see “premiere” used when “premier” is the correct choice.

The image below appears on a Web site for Raleigh Downtown Live.

Gif image for Raleigh Downtown Life

What the site means to say is that the concert series is the leading one, not a first performance.

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