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Short /u/ spelled ou

In these words the short sound /u/ is spelled with the letters ou.

touch
Do not touch the objects on display.
young
The room was full of young men.
double
Double click to open the document.
trouble
Please take the trouble to get things done well.
couple
Jack and Jill make a lovely couple.
country
China is the country with the most people.
cousin
My young cousin is coming to stay.
courage
I admire her courage.
encourage
You need to encourage people to work to their best.
flourish
These plants will flourish in full sun.
nourish
Nourish the soil with compost.
rough
The path was rough and rocky.
tough
This meat is far too tough to eat.
enough
A dozen eggs will be enough.

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