Spelling the sound /ou/: ou, ow

Rule Breakers - these words break spelling rules Our words are unusually well behaved when it comes to the sound /ou/ with these ough words being our exceptions:

bough* The main branch of tree is called a bough .
plough Plough the fields before sowing the seed.
US spelling: plow
slough Slough is an old word meaning swamp.
For more on these ough words, see Unit 17

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