-ary



-ary pattern
ary is from Latin and means belonging to, connected with.
library: connected with books
revolutionary: belonging to a revolution
dictionary: connected to words, manual or book of words
stationary: originally meant belonging to a military station

Pronunciation – the a in –ary is usually silent but some can be pronounced. It’s up to you but it’s smoother/quicker not pronounced! 

In the Spelling Strategies video there are some memory tricks for some of these tricky words like necessary, February, stationary. Did you watch the video? Can you remember the memory tricks, or do you have your own tricks? 

anniversary
auxiliary
boundary
centenary
commentary
complementary
complimentary
contemporary
dictionary
estuary
extraordinary
February
hereditary
imaginary
library
necessary
primary
ordinary
salary
sanctuary
secondary
secretary
stationary – (stopped at the station)
summary
temporary
voluntary

Exercise

1. Write 3 sentences and use as many of the words in the sentences as you can.

I did some voluntary work at the library in February but it was temporary and I didn’t receive a salary.

Now do this exercise with some of the words from above

-ary

Type in the correct spelling