Spelling the short vowel sound /ă/

/ă/ as in alligator Spell alligator

This one is easy! Whenever you hear the sound /ă/ , just use the letter a. Some more examples:

absent
accident
active
actor
adventure
alcohol
anchor
animal
ash
ass
atlas
bandit
camel
dagger
factory
gamble
hammer
ladder
magnify
panic
rabbit
saddle

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Homophones for the short vowel sound /ă/

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