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There is only one way to spell the short /a/ sound: with the letter a.

absent William was absent during class today.
active He was active in the field of science.
actor The actor got his cue to go on stage.
album The band released their latest album to much praise.
animal I heard the roar of a wild animal.
atlas When I drive I occasionally use an atlas.
bandit He was the most infamous bandit in the county.
camel We rode to the pyramids by camel.
dagger The pirate pulled a dagger from his belt.
factory A consignment of goods was sent from the factory.
hammer The sculptor worked with a hammer and a chisel.
ladder A broken ladder caused the accident.
magnify If the print is to small you can magnify it.
panic There was panic when the ship started to sink.
rabbit Would your rabbit like a carrot?
saddle There was a saddle on the horse.
January It is colder in January than June.

Learn more about these words in Unit 6. Short vowels e.g. e or ea? o or u?

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absent
active
actor
album
animal
atlas
bandit
camel
dagger
factory
hammer
ladder
magnify
panic
rabbit
saddle
January

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Other lists from Unit 6. Short vowels e.g. e or ea? o or u?

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Short /e/ spelled ea: Set 1
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Short /i/ spelled y: Set 1
Short /i/ spelled y: Set 2
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