Unformatted text preview: ly-complex s) mis treat-complex j) pay ment-complex t) pre mature-complex 3. i. In these words, the suffix -er generally means that the word is describing someone from a certain place, such as Long Island or New York. ii. In skater and walker, the suffix shows that you are talking about someone who is doing the verb it is modifying, as opposed to showing that you are talking about a person from a specific place. iii. According to this data, it seems that -er cannot follow a vowel sound or a word ending in -er. iv. This restriction does not apply to the other usage of the suffix....
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2009 for the course LING 1101 taught by Professor Whitman during the Spring '08 term at Cornell.
- Spring '08