Correct spelling, explanation: beginner is created by suffixing a verb begin with the noun suffix -er. This does not explain where the double n came from, unless you see an Old English version of begin, namely begynne. From there, it becomes easy to see where the word beginner comes from and why it should be spelled with a double n.
Definition of beginner:
1. A person without experience; a novice
I just started playing tennis two weeks ago; I’m still a complete beginner.
Tom looked like a pro, but after we started playing it became apparent he was just a beginner.
Incorrect spelling, explanation: It may seem not intuitive that
beginer is incorrect, considering the word-formation it comes from, as the base word is begin, and so on. While this is true, the old forms of the word can often guide us to the correct spelling. In this case, an old word, begynne as an old version of begin is the reason why beginner is the correct form.
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