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What is the difference between -er and -or?

Asked by T. Lopez, Last updated: Jan 03, 2020

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L. Sevigny

L. Sevigny, Doctor, Las Vegas

Answered Sep 06, 2019

There are many correct answers to this question, as there are many differences between -er and -or. The similarity they offer is that they are both suffixes. People use -er and -or when they want...Read More
 

C. Block

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C. Block, English Professor, M.A, Ph.D, Buffalo

Answered Aug 29, 2019

Er and -or are known as suffixes that are typically used by people when they want to express something. Some people use -er when they want to show that the person is the doer of the action that...Read More
 

G. Horace

G. Horace, Content Developer, Chicago

Answered Aug 07, 2019

Suffixes are one or more letters, words which are added at the end of a word to modify the word's meaning. -Or and -er are examples of suffixes which when added to another word can change or...Read More
 

Larry Thornton

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Larry Thornton, Student, MBA, Los Angles

Answered Jun 13, 2019

Er and -Or are both suffixes that can be used to make the noun easier to understand. For example, if the root word is “advise,” you can change the e to -or and make it advisory. This...Read More
 

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