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wa words

After w the short sound /o/ is usually spelled with the letter a.

wad
He had a wad of notes in his wallet.
wand
Harry Potter had a magic wand.
want
All the crews wanted to win the sailing race.
was
There was great relief at the rescue.
wash
This washing machine is the latest model.
wasp
Walter was stung by a wasp.
watch
What is the value of this old watch?
what
What are you wearing that hat for?
wander
I wandered through the empty streets.
wallet
He has a wallet full of $100 bills.
warrant
The police had a warrant to search the house.
swab
Clean the cut with a swab.
swamp
Don't fall in the muddy swamp.
swan
The swan got stuck in the swamp.
swap
Will you swap some of your cards for mine?
swat
Swat that wasp before it stings me.
swallow
A swallow was flying up above.

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

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Some th words
Short a words
Short /e/ spelled ea: Set 1
Short /e/ spelled ea: Set 2
Short /i/ spelled y: Set 1
Short /i/ spelled y: Set 2
qua words
Short /u/ spelled o
Short /u/ spelled ou
Short /i/ spelled i

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