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1) AGENTIVE ENDINGS, -ER, -OR. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...The suffixes -er and -or are called agentive endings and usually are added to verbs to make new nouns meaning someone who performs whatever action the verb stem describes...

2) agentive. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...form or construction that indicates an agent or agency, as the suffix -er in singer. An agentive form or construction....

3) -or. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...See AGENTIVE ENDINGS. 1...

4) aggressor. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...See AGENTIVE ENDINGS. 1...

5) agitator. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...See AGENTIVE ENDINGS. 1...

6) supervisor. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...See AGENTIVE ENDINGS. 1...

7) -ist. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...is an agentive ending, as in organist, manicurist, and violinist. The feminine versions, ending in -iste, of some words borrowed from French (e.g., artiste) are becoming...

8) sleeper. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...The literal sense with the agentive ending is quite regular, meaning one who sleeps, but figurative uses are varied. In Great Britain a sleeper is also a railroad...

9) -er, -or. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...See AGENTIVE ENDINGS. 1...

10) SPELLING OF WORDS ENDING IN -ER, -OR. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...See AGENTIVE ENDINGS. 1...

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