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Study the word list: Words ending in ory

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

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accessory
The gold necklace was her finest accessory.
advisory
He has an advisory position in a large company.
category
We should eat some food from each category each day.
compulsory
Attendance at the meeting was compulsory.
directory
He looked in the telephone directory for the number.
explanatory
Please see the explanatory diagram next to 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
Laboratory experiments can prove cause and effect. *
mandatory
Mandatory means compulsory.
memory
My memory for spelling is getting better.
observatory
The observatory monitors activity from the volcano.
oratory
Oratory is the art of speaking well in public.
predatory
Predatory animals prey on other creatures.
satisfactory
My maths grades were satisfactory.
territory
The army's advance gained only 500m of territory.
victory
Gemma rode her horse to victory in the gymkhana.

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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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