Spelling list: ur words

One of the four ways of spelling the /er/ sound is using the letters ur. This list looks at a few of these ur words – why not learn them now? As you go through the list, say each word aloud and listen to the vowel sound.

fur The bear has thick fur.
blur The words on the page were a blur.
slur An insult is a slur.
nurse Jane is training to be a nurse.
purse A thief seized my mother's purse.
purple Mix red and blue to get purple.
burst Don't burst that balloon.
burn Our new stove can burn wood or coal.
curl Her hair is a mass of blond curls.
hurl To hurl means to throw strongly.
surf We will surf the waves from that beach.
turf Turf is a slab of earth covered in grass.
church The bridegroom was late for church.
curve The racing car sped around the curve of the track.
return It's time for us to return home.
murder We watched a murder mystery on TV.
turnip The Scots eat turnip with haggis.
Thursday I went to the shop on Thursday. *
Saturday Jack goes swimming every Saturday.

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* This sentence was added by a Spellzone user.

Learn about these words in Unit 11. Spelling choices for /er/ sound: er, ir, ur, ear + wor

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