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When the schwa sound appears at the end of a word, it is sometimes spelled with the letters er. The schwa sound is a neutral vowel sound, like a soft uh sound.

In English, we often add the suffix er to a word to describe a person who or thing that performs a particular action. For example, a teacher is someone who teaches, and a baker is someone who bakes.

This pattern is also used to form adjectives that are used to compare two things based on a particular quality. For instance, bigger is used to describe something that is a larger size than something else.

faster Hannah ran faster than Lee.
sharper My pencil is sharper than yours.
lighter It stays lighter for longer in the summer.
smoother My hair has become smoother since I switched shampoo.
baker The baker kneaded the dough thoroughly.
driver Car lights can dazzle drivers at night.
dancer The dancer twists and turns.
rider She was an excellent rider.
runner Will is the fastest runner in the school.
swimmer The buoyancy aid helped keep the weak swimmer afloat.
teacher The teacher gave me good advice.
daughter My brother's daughter is my niece.
lawyer The arrested man asked for a lawyer.
writer The writer won a prestigious prize.
manager They hoped their manager would let them leave early.
publisher I have asked my publisher for an extension on my book deadline.
anger I managed to control my anger.
answer He was reluctant to answer my question.
deliver When will you be able to deliver my order?
helicopter The rescue helicopter pulled him from the sea.

Learn more about these words in Unit 25. Word endings: -er, -ar, -or, -our, re, a and -ery, -ary

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faster
sharper
lighter
smoother
baker
driver
dancer
rider
runner
swimmer
teacher
daughter
lawyer
writer
manager
publisher
anger
answer
deliver
helicopter

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