Another Suffix Spelled <er>
1. In words like blacker and greener the suffix -er adds the meaning “more.” But another suffix that is also spelled <er> adds a different meaning to words.
Divide each of the following words into a free base and this new suffix spelled <er>:
|Word||= Free Base||+ Suffix|
A player is a person who plays a game, and an opener is something that opens something. So we can say that this suffix -er adds the meaning “one that does” whatever the base means.
2. Add the suffix -er to each of the following free bases to make words with the meaning “one that does”:
|Free Base||+ Suffix||= Word|
3. we have two suffixes spelled <er>. One adds the meaning _________________ and the other adds the meaning _________________.