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Study the word list: er - longer words

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

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alert
Stay alert when driving.
expert
He was the top expert.
external
The old house has external walls made from sandstone.
conserve
Good driving is the best way to conserve fuel.
conversation
They were deep in conversation.
dessert
I'd like ice-cream for dessert.
divert
The police started to divert the traffic.
deter
Good locks can deter a burglar.
deserve
Dean does not deserve to go to jail.
fertile
Volcanic soil is very fertile.
permanent
I'm hoping my job will be made permanent.
reserve
Can we reserve our seats on this flight?
refer
I will refer your complaint to my boss.
universe
Nobody knows how many stars there are in the universe.
university
Do you want to go to college or university?
terminal
She has a terminal illness.
terminate
Her contract will terminate after six months.

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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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