creating words meaning people

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creating words meaning people

Post by googl » Tue Oct 05, 2004 11:18 am

Dear Alan,

Is there any rule whether should I add "er" (waiter), "or" (actor), "ar" (liar) to create a noun meaning people? (which should I use?)

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Post by Alan » Tue Oct 05, 2004 12:57 pm

No rule, I'm afraid. The vast majority of such words, though, do end in -er, if that's any help.

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