Spelling the schwa ending: ery ary ory

Teaching point The word endings ery ary ory also have the schwa sound.

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Spelling English words with schwa ending Spelling English words with schwa ending Spelling English words with schwa ending
ery as in stationery ary as in military ory as in factory
archery
artery
battery
celery
cemetery
crockery
cutlery
every
finery
forgery
gallery
imagery
jewelry American spelling
jewellery British spelling
lottery
machinery
mastery
misery
monastery
mystery
nursery
refinery
scenery
slavery
surgery
treachery
trickery
anniversary
auxiliary
boundary
centenary
commentary
complementary
complimentary
contemporary
dictionary
estuary
extraordinary
February
hereditary
imaginary
library
necessary
primary
ordinary
salary
sanctuary
secondary
secretary
stationary
summary
temporary
voluntary
accessory
advisory
category
compulsory
conservatory
cursory
directory
explanatory
history
inflammatory
introductory
ivory
laboratory
lavatory
mandatory
memory
observatory
oratory
predatory
satisfactory
territory
victory
armory American spelling
savory American spelling
armoury British spelling
savoury British spelling
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