Incorrect spelling, explanation: this spelling is a mistake because it lacks one additional -m. When creating a new word in English, we must remember to add an additional consonant if there’s a single vowel before the last (and stressed as well) consonant. That’s why the form
programer is incorrect. The only correct one is programmer.
Correct spelling, explanation: the noun programmer is a derivative of another noun: program. When looking at similar words, you can observe an important rule: double the final consonant if the word ends in one vowel and one (and stressed as well) consonant. If you do that, you’ll get the correct form: programmer. The suffix -er means someone or something performing a particular action. Don’t spell this word as
Definition of programmer:
noun, a person who programs computers
You can earn good money as a programmer, so why don’t you look for a job like that?
Mike was recently employed as a programmer.
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You’ve made a really good spelling guide here.
I would love to thankx for the work you’ve put in your dictionary. I am hoping the same premium words lists will be added.