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Is there a simple phrase to describe the object of an agent noun performing an action?

The adviser helped the advisee.

The employer fired the employee.

Is there a phrase similar to "agent noun" that can describe advisee and employee?

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    Why isn't this just part of your other question? – Mark Beadles Oct 27 '12 at 19:17
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    Absolutive. But that also includes the subject of intransitive verbs. – John Lawler Oct 27 '12 at 20:26
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Absolutive. But that also includes the subject of intransitive verbs.

Adding the suffix -ee to a verb produces a label for a person who is the Absolutive of the verb – i.e, a person who is either the Direct Object of a Transitive verb, or the Subject of an Intransitive verb.

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