In this word sort, you will become more familiar with 3 common suffixes used to make people nouns, and you will analyze what type of word takes each suffix.
Match the following words into pairs. You will find a base word and a related word that ends with a person suffix.
Sort the pairs into 3 categories, based on the person suffix. Then analyze the groups to figure out why each group gets that suffix.
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