Flier vs. Flyer | Difference & Example Sentences
Flier and flyer are nouns that can be used to refer to a person or thing that flies, or more specifically to a leaflet. While the words are often used interchangeably, there is a general trend:
- Flier is commonly used to refer to someone or something that flies. It is also used in the expression “take a flier.”
- Flyer is the more common spelling for an advertising leaflet.
|Examples: Flier in a sentence||Examples: Flyer in a sentence|
|Jane has frequent flier miles because she travels a lot for work.||Luis found out about the fundraiser from a flyer someone gave him.|
|Some birds, like the gray-headed albatross, are very strong fliers.||Instead of handing out flyers, we created a post online and asked people to share it.|
Take a flyer or take a flier
Take a flier is an expression meaning “take a risk.” While take a flyer is also an acceptable spelling, take a flier is more common and is favored by AP style.
Highflier or highflyer
Highflier is a word used to describe an ambitious person or someone who has potential to succeed. It can also refer to a stock whose price is rising rapidly. Highflyer, high flyer, and high flier are also acceptable spellings of this term.
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