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Study the word list: er and ear words

These words use the letters er or ear to spell the sound /er/.

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fern
A fern is a type of plant.
herb
Mint, thyme and parsley are herbs.
serve
The waiter was too busy to serve me.
nerve
It takes a lot of nerve to swim with sharks.
swerve
I saw the car swerve to miss the bike.
term
My new job is a short term contract.
verse
Sing the first verse.
earn
Bob can earn $40 in tips in one night.
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yearn
He yearns for her.
earl
An earl is British nobleman.
pearl
Her ring was a large pearl set in silver.
early
I’m not late, I’m early.
search
The police had a warrant to search the house.

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Learn about these words in Unit 11. Spelling choices for /er/ sound: er, ir, ur, ear + wor


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