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

accessory The gold necklace was her finest accessory.
advisory He has an advisory position in a large company.
category You need to find the correct category when filing important documents.
compulsory Attendance at the meeting was compulsory.
directory He looked in the telephone directory for the number.
explanatory There is an explanatory diagram beside the text.
history We formed a history society to study our town's past.
introductory The discussion followed an introductory talk.
ivory Many elephants have been killed by illegal ivory traders.
laboratory We conduct experiments in the laboratory.
mandatory Attendance at the meeting is mandatory.
memory My memory for spelling is getting better.
observatory The observatory monitors activity from the volcano.
oratory We worshipped in the oratory.
predatory Predatory animals prey on other creatures.
satisfactory My maths grades were satisfactory.
territory They fought over the contested territory.
victory Gemma rode her horse to victory in the gymkhana.

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

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