|Some more on:
the /ŭ/ sound spelled with o as in oven
|There is one rule to tell you when to
use o to spell the /ŭ/
We never put u and v together - always use ov.
The following are not rules but they are letter patterns which you often see:
1. on words:
2. oth words:
When I cut my finger there was a lot of blood.
After a lot of rain, York is often flooded.
In some parts of the UK these two vowel sounds sound almost the same:
|u as in umbrella||oo as in books|
For more on the oo words, please see Unit 13.
|Now test yourself in spelling the short /ŭ/ sound.|