• dakel

    Senior Member
    USA- English
    Do-ee is an invented word. Similar to employer and employee. The -ee ending in this case refers to the person who receives the benefit. That sentence would be better stated in this way:
    "how does English allow you to tell who is doing the action and who is receiving the action?"

    Cathy Rose

    Senior Member
    United States English
    The "doee" is the person to whom something is done.
    Yes, but I think what Dakel is saying is that "doee" is a made up word. It does not exist in English and is not found in the English dictionary. Dakel has suggested an alternative for you to use. "The person doing (or performing) the action and the person receiving the action" is a better choice.


    Senior Member
    New Zealand, English
    Other examples of this Xer/Xee usage are:

    Payer/Payee (the one who pays/the one who receives payment).

    Mentor/Mentee (the one who mentors/the one who receives mentoring).
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