er as in her

ir as in bird

ur as in turn

ear as in learn

or as in word

urr as in blurred

err as in preferred

irr as in stirred

eur as in masseur

our as in journal

eu as in cordon bleu

ere as in were

oe as in Goethe

olo as in colonel

yr as in myrtle

yrrh as in myrrh

oeu as in hors d’oeuvre, oeuvre

eure as in force majeure


5 responses to “er”

  1. Judy says:

    Differentiating between “we as in first” and “r as in run” is crucial. Thank you!!

  2. lisa says:

    Hi Alison,
    Can I ask where polar, solar, dollar fit? 🙂

  3. Annah says:

    Thank you so much for these wonderful lists. They have helped me create resources for my school division (shared internally), and I would love to credit you. Is this okay? What name and date would you like me to use if so?

    Many thanks!

    • alison says:

      Hi Annah, sorry for the very slow reply, my website has had an avalanche of spam and your message got lost in it. Could you just say you used lists by Alison Clarke of The lists were first set up in 2012 but have been revised several times since then so I’m not sure what date would be relevant. Thanks for the lovely feedback and I hope your resources are a big hit with your school division. Best, Alison

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