Words ending in -ee

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

If you don't know the meaning of a word, look at its prefix or suffix to give you a clue. Today we'll focus on the suffix -ee so whenever you see -ee at the end of a word, it refers to a person who is the object of that verb (recipient or beneficiary of a specified action).

addressee (the person to whom something is addressed)
examinee (the person being examined)
interviewee (the person being interviewed)
trainee (the person being trained)
employee (the person who works for the employer)
appointee (the person assigned to/appointed to a role or job)

It's helpful to know the difference between payer and payee, for example.

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