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Study: Words ending in ory

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.

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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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