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    Could you explain.

    Could someone explain the difference between attendant and attender?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram100 View Post
    Could someone explain the difference between attendant and attender?
    Attender is not a word I have ever heard in English. In French the verb attender means to wait.

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    Re: Could you explain.

    To keep using French, attendant would mean waiting and attendre meaning to wait.

    By the way, I have never heard/read them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by philadelphia View Post
    To keep using French, attendant would mean waiting and attendre meaning to wait.

    By the way, I have never heard/read them.
    Attendant is a noun and adjective see below;

    n.1. One who attends or waits on another.
    2. One who is present.
    3. An accompanying thing or circumstance; a concomitant.

    adj.1. Being present: ships and attendant sailors.
    2. Accompanying or following as a result: attendant circumstances.

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    Re: Could you explain.

    In the US, if you want to refer to someone who is present at a meeting, conference, etc., you use attendee almost always. Some people (a very few!) do use attender. No one would use attendant for that purpose.

    A meeting was held on June 19. Attendees included representatives from the...

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