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Words ending in ery

In these words the weak vowel sound before y is spelled with the letters er, making the ending ery.

archery
The princess excelled at archery.
artery
The main artery carries blood from the heart.
battery
The car battery has run dry.
celery
He doesn't like celery in a salad.
cemetery
The dead are buried in a cemetery.
crockery
Plates, cups and saucers are known as crockery.
cutlery
The maid polished the silver cutlery.
every
Jack goes swimming every Saturday.
forgery
The banknote was a forgery.
gallery
The art gallery has a new exhibition.
lottery
He thought he had a clever scheme to win the lottery.
machinery
The salesman went on to demonstrate the machinery.
misery
His death caused the family great misery.
mystery
I enjoy reading mystery stories.
nursery
We hope to vaccinate all babies in this nursery.
scenery
The scenery is dull and uninteresting.
slavery
Slavery did not end with abolition in the 19th century, but continues to harm people in every country in the world.
surgery
I needed surgery to remove my appendix.
treachery
She was accused of treachery.
trickery
We were amazed by the entertainer's trickery.

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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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