Homophones from this section:
If you confuse these words the computer spellchecker will not spot your mistake - so it is especially important to learn them.
|not - negative
knot - tie with e.g. string
|I do not like garlic.
The knot was too tight to undo.
|cough - David has a bad cold and
trough - The pigs pushed around the trough.
(See Unit 17 for more on -ough words)
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Spelling the short vowel /ŭ/