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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.

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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