Another common set of affixes are those which mean “one who” or “something that” does a certain task. For example, a teacher teaches and an artist is one who makes art. The “one who” suffixes include -er, -ar, -or, -ist, and -cian. Three closely related suffixes are -ary, -ery, and -ory, which mean “a place where something is done or kept.”
Two short exercise follo. I the first, read the paragraph and answer the questions that follow. In the second, read the sentence, consult the glossary, and then answer the question.
In this unit, a list of words containing these suffixes is introduced. Be sure you can analyze each word. If you don’t know the term, look for its root i the glossary and guess its meaning before you use a dictionary.
|-er, -or, -ar,||one who||baker||tukang roti|
|a place where||armory|