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Words ending in er

There are different ways of spelling the schwa sound at the end of a word and one of them is using the letters -er.

If the word you are trying to spell is a comparative (an adjective meaning 'more'), always use -er. For example: bigger, smaller, slower, etc.

As you learn other words that are spelt with er endings, say them aloud and exaggerate the e sound to help you remember them.

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

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

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