Favorite and favourite are both English terms.
Favorite is predominantly used in 🇺🇸 American (US) English (
en-US) while favourite is predominantly used in 🇬🇧 British English (used in UK/AU/NZ) (
In terms of actual appearance and usage, here's a breakdown by country, with usage level out of 100 (if available) 👇:
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Below, we provide some examples of when to use favorite or favourite with sample sentences.
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