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Short /u/ spelled o

In these words the short sound /u/ is spelled with the letter o. This often happens before v, n or th.

love
This letter comes with all my love.
glove
She has some new leather gloves.
some
Would you like some fish and chips?
done
At last I've done all my work.
come
I'll come round to your house.
month
I'm going on holiday next month.
honey
Bees make honey.
money
How much money do you need?
oven
Cook the beef in a very hot oven.
wonder
I wonder who will win the next game.
cover
Cover it up until it heals.
govern
He will govern in a firm but fair way.
shovel
Use that shovel to clear the snow.
dozen
A dozen eggs will be enough.
other
Let's walk on the other side of the street.
brother
Kate drew a sketch of her brother.
another
Tell us another joke.
worry
Don't worry about me, I'll be fine.
Monday
I love going to back to work each Monday.
above
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
wa words
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Short /u/ spelled ou
Short /i/ spelled i

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