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ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PUNCTUATION QUIZ

Punctuation marks help make writing easy to read and understand. Some of the most important ones are the period (.), comma (,), question mark (?), and exclamation point (!). How well do you know how to use them? Find out in this quiz!
Question 1 of 10
Which punctuation mark is best for this sentence? "Can I watch a movie __"

Definition for eer (2 of 3)

e'er
[ air ]
/ ɛər /

adverb Chiefly Literary.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH e'er

air e'er ere err heir

Definition for eer (3 of 3)

-eer

a noun-forming suffix occurring originally in loanwords from French (buccaneer; mutineer; pioneer) and productive in the formation of English nouns denoting persons who produce, handle, or are otherwise significantly associated with the referent of the base word (auctioneer; engineer; mountaineer; pamphleteer); now frequently pejorative (profiteer; racketeer).Compare -ary, -er2, -ier2.

Origin of -eer

< French, Middle French -ier (Old French < Latin -ārius -ary as suffix of personal nouns); in some nouns replacing earlier suffixes (see engineer, charioteer) or the French suffix -aire -aire (see musketeer, volunteer)
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British Dictionary definitions for eer (1 of 2)

e'er
/ (ɛə) /

adverb

poetic, or archaic a contraction of ever

British Dictionary definitions for eer (2 of 2)

-eer

-ier


suffix

(forming nouns) indicating a person who is concerned with or who does something specifiedauctioneer; engineer; profiteer; mutineer
(forming verbs) to be concerned with something specifiedelectioneer

Word Origin for -eer

from Old French -ier, from Latin -arius -ary
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