- Added to verbs to form words meaning a person or thing that is the object of that verb
- Less commonly added to verbs to form words meaning a person or thing that is the subject of that verb (ie, who or that [acts]), especially where a passive sense of the verb is implied.
- Suffix appended to words to create an agent noun, indicating a person who does something.
- Does definition 2 of -ee, equal, definition 1 of -or? So there's no difference between -ee and -or?
Based on these suffixes, my goal is to infer instantly (on sight) whether a noun refers to the doer or receiver of an action. What are the general lessons or tips?
Would someone please explain a passive sense of the verb is implied? Does this define the less common cases in which Definition 2 of -ee applies?
Source: p 67, The English Legal System 2012-2013, Gary Slapper