Usually a noun can be made from a verb by adding an -er as a suffix (to paint -> painter, to eat -> eater). What is the rule for verbs that already end with the letter "e", such as "see", "flee", "agree"? Do we:

  • Add an "er" (agree -> agreeer)
  • Add only an r (agree -> agreer), and if so, are they pronounced without the "er" sound?
  • Do something else (Chrome's spellchecker underlined both of these)
  • Or do they not exist at all (agree -> people who agree)?

2 Answers 2


You just need to add "r" to any verbs that end with "e", including "ee", to form a noun.

"agreer" is a legitimate word and I am sure your Chrome worked in a wrong way.

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    This rule also works for making adjectives into their comparative form. But I can think of only one: Free -> freer. However, probably not carefree -> carefreer! Sep 1, 2015 at 9:34

See -> seer (but this has a special meaning -- a soothsayer)

Flee --> escapee (this one is counter-intuitive!)

Agree --> supporter


Those who agree / he is in agreement

  • But, can't people flee without escaping? Also, it seems to me that you're evading the actual question.
    – herisson
    Sep 2, 2015 at 5:07
  • I'll try a different one for flee -> refugee. // My answer (sorry, I should have been more explicit) is that I have not been able to discover a rule. They are often irregular. // It was an interesting question! Sep 2, 2015 at 5:10

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