Spelling the long vowel sound /ō/: o-e, oa, ow, oe

We have listed all the common spellings for ow, oa and oe but there are too many o-e words for us to include them. So, if in doubt, check with a dictionary.

How is the long o sound spelt in these words?

Remember, if it uses the split digraph o-e there will be a letter in between!

Work out which letters are missing.

Type the whole word:

To sm___ can be bad for your health.
Our car got stuck in a narr___ lane.
I'm sorry, I don't kn___ your name.
I keep sneezing and my thr___t is sore.
I'll call you again tomorr___.
He won the golf match by one str___.
The cat appr___ched its prey very softly.
There's no-one like him in the wh___ world.
I wrote a short n___ to my friend.
The evening sun cast a long shad___.
Dig up the garden weeds with a h___.
A robber st___ my wallet.


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