Spelling the sound /or/: or, ore, au, aw

This page lists some longer words with the common ways of spelling
the /or/ sound:

Learning to spell the or sound in English words Learning to spell the or sound in English words Learning to spell the or sound in English words Learning to spell the or sound in English words
or as in fork ore as in shore au as in sauce aw as in jaw
morning
corner
border
orchard
story*
storey*
glory
normal
forty
former
formal
forbid
fortune
fortunate
conform
inform
reform
transform
uniform
import
export
report
transport
portable
torment
tornado
tortoise assortment ornament
...and many more.

Remember, or is the most common way to spell the /or/ sound.
adore
before
deplore
explore
galore
ignore
implore
restore
therefore

and.....

carnivore
(eats meat)

herbivore
(eats plants)

omnivore
(eats anything)
August
autumn
auburn
auction
augment
caution
cautious
exhaust
fauna
launder
laundry
author
authority
authorise
(US authorize)
authentic
autism

The prefix auto means self:
autobiography
autograph
automatic
automobile
automation
autopilot

The prefix audi means hear:
audio
audible
audience
audition
awning
awful
awkward
dawdle
drawer
hawthorn
lawful
lawless
lawyer
macaw
outlaw
strawberry
tomahawk
trawler
yawning

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