English Language

Nouns and adjectives ending with ‘-or’ and ‘-ar’

Some nouns ending with ‘-or’ do not belong to the ‘doer’ class:
Alligator, anchor, corridor, horror, liquor, motor, phosphor, stupor, tremor

There are some adjectives ending with ‘-or’:
Major, minor, inferior, superior, interior, exterior, anterior, ulterior

Some ‘doer’ nouns end with ‘-ar’:
Beggar, burglar, bursar, friar, liar, pedlar, registrar, scholar, vicar

Some nouns ending with ‘-ar’ do not belong to the ‘doer’ class:
Altar, calendar, caterpillar, cedar, cellar, cigar, collar, dollar, exemplar, grammar, guitar, hangar, jaguar, mortar, nectar, pillar, poplar, radar, seminar, sugar, vinegar

Some adjectives end with ‘-ar’:
Angular, avuncular, cellular, circular, consular, dissimilar, familiar, glandular, globular, granular, insular, irregular, jocular, linear, lumbar, lunar, molar, molecular, muscular, nuclear, particular peculiar, perpendicular, polar, popular, rectangular, regular, secular, similar,
singular, spectacular, stellar, tabular, triangular, tubular, unfamiliar, unpopular, vernacular, vulgar

We use ‘-ess’ to make feminine endings:

MasculineFeminine
Actoractress
Ambassadorambassadress
Authorauthoress
Benefactorbenefactress
Conductorconductress
Countcountess
Dukeduchess
Emperorempress
Enchanterenchantress
Godgoddess
Heirheiress
Hosthostess
Hunterhuntress
Instructorinstructress
Leopardleopardess
Lionlioness
Managermanageress
Mastermistress
Mayormayoress
Millionairemillionaires

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