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Words ending in ary

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

anniversary
Today is the tenth anniversary of our marriage.
boundary
Don't play outside of the school's boundary.
centenary
The football club celebrated its second centenary.
commentary
We were interested in the director's commentary on the film.
contemporary
I am a fan of contemporary art.
dictionary
The teacher encouraged the pupils to use a dictionary.
extraordinary
After our adventure, we told our friends about the extraordinary events.
hereditary
The father is worried that his illness may be hereditary.
imaginary
The child had an imaginary friend.
library
The author came to a book signing at our local library.
necessary
It is necessary to demarcate a sentence with a full stop and capital letter.
primary
I will always remember my primary school teachers.
ordinary
The food tasted very ordinary.
salary
You will get a basic salary plus commission.
secondary
I moved to secondary school at age eleven.
secretary
The secretary took notes during the meeting.
summary
The teacher asked them to write a summary of the book.
temporary
The children got temporary tattoos at the fair.
voluntary
My charity is a voluntary association.
February
February is the second month of the year.

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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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