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Receivers

-ee

The suffix -ee is attached to action words to indicate the receiver of the action or the person who undergoes or is affected by an action. Compare the terms in the following examples.

employer, employee Ms. Sims, the employer, gave Mr. Roberts a pay increase. The company has six employees working in the mail room.

grantor, grantee The grant was given to the grantee last December. The grantor gave them a very large grant.

lessor, lessee Mrs. Loras, the lessor, leased her property to the city. The city, the lessee, leased the property from Mrs. Loras.


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