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Study the word list: Words ending in er

The most common way to spell the /er/ sound on the end of a word is with the letters er. As you go through this list of er words, say each word aloud and listen to the weak vowel sound. Can you hear how it sounds slightly different to the er sound in the middle of a word (like in ‘person’)?

faster The faster crew will win the race.
sharper My pencil is sharper than yours. *
lighter In summer the days are lighter for longer.
smoother My dog's coat is smoother than yours.
baker Get me two loaves of bread from the baker.
driver A good driver will pass other cars with care.
dancer The dancer moved with great grace.
rider The horse rider jumped the fence. *
runner Will is the fastest runner in the school.
swimmer Champion swimmers have great strength.
teacher The teacher gave me good advice.
daughter Our daughter has fair hair.
lawyer The arrested man asked for a lawyer.
writer She is a skillful writer.
manager The football manager was confident of winning.
publisher A publisher will edit a book before printing it.
anger I tried very hard to hide my anger.
answer Please write your answer in the box.
deliver When will you be able to deliver my order?
helicopter The rescue helicopter pulled him from the sea.

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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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