Correct spelling

programmer

Correct spelling, explanation: the noun programmer is a relatively new word. It first appeared in 1889, meaning event planner. Nowadays it’s used to describe a person who programs computers. It’s a derivative of the noun program. When spelling this word, we need to remember the important rule in the English language: when there’s a single vowel before the last (and stressed as well) consonant in a word, we need to double that consonant. That’s why the only correct form is programmer, not programer.

Definition of programmer:
noun, a person who writes computer programs
Jacob found a new job: he works as a programmer.
I wish I could be a programmer, but I don’t have what it takes.

Collocations with :
Some most commonly used collocations include: senior programmer, junior programmer, and lead programmer.


Incorrect spelling

programer

Incorrect spelling, explanation: the word programmer is a derivative of a noun program. It must be spelled with two consonants, because of an important rule: when there is a single vowel before the last (and stressed as well) consonant in a word, we have to double that consonant. In this case, it’s -m letter. Therefore, programer is an incorrect spelling and the correct one is programmer.