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Grammer or Grammar?

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Today we want to help you avoid a very common mistake that lots of people make – and that is writing the word “grammar” like this: G-R-A-M-M-E-R.

There’s actually NO “e” in the word "grammar"; the correct spelling is G-R-A-M-M-A-R. But when we speak, we pronounce it like “er”grammer, not gram-MAR – so that’s why people often misspell it with -er. It’s an understandable error.

Now you know that "grammar" is always spelled with AR at the end. 

There are actually lots of words in English that end with -ar or -or in an unstressed syllable, and we pronounce them more like -ER. Let’s practice more of these words.


ENGLISH WORDS ENDING IN -AR

  • calendar
  • caterpillar
  • collar
  • dollar
  • liar
  • popular
  • similar
  • solar
  • sugar
  • vinegar


Note that there are some words that end in -ar where we do pronounce it “ARE” – like guitar, radar, avatar. But the other ones we just practiced all sound like -er even though they’re spelled with -ar at the end.


ENGLISH WORDS ENDING IN -OR

Now let’s practice some that are spelled with -or… but again, pronounced like “er”.

  • actor
  • administrator
  • calculator
  • doctor
  • editor
  • governor
  • professor
  • refrigerator
  • sailor
  • survivor
  • ventilator
  • visitor


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