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    Question Spelling- -or or -er?

    Is there a rule for spelling words ending - -or or -er?

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    Re: Spelling- -or or -er?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered
    Is there a rule for spelling words ending - -or or -er?
    The majority of English words ending in -or and -er were borrowed from Latin, German, and French. If you want to construct a spelling rule, you'd have to know the word's origin, and what -or and -er meant in that language. Otherwise, memorization is your only option.

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