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-er

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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • /ə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • /ə/

Definitions of -er word

  • suffix -er You add -er to many short adjectives to form comparatives. For example, the comparative of 'nice' is 'nicer'; the comparative of 'happy' is 'happier'. You also add it to some adverbs that do not end in -ly. For example, the comparative of 'soon' is 'sooner'. 0
  • suffix -er You add -er to verbs to form nouns which refer to a person, animal, or thing that does the action described by the verb; for example a 'reader' is someone who reads and a 'money-saver' is something that saves money. 0
  • suffix -er You add -er to words to form nouns which refer to a person who is associated or involved with the thing described by the word; for example a 'pensioner' is someone who is entitled to a pension. 0
  • suffix -er You add -er to nouns to form nouns or adjectives which refer to things with a particular characteristic or feature; for example a 'three-wheeler' is a vehicle with three wheels. 0
  • suffix -er You add -er to words to form nouns which refer to a person with a particular job. For example, someone who works in a mine is a 'miner'. 0
  • suffix -er You add -er to the names of some places to form nouns which refer to a person who comes from that place. For example, someone who comes from London is a 'Londoner'. 0

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Parts of speech for -er

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

-er popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 98% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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