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One way to spell the /or/ sound is using the letter combination or. You can spot this pattern in words like fork, short, and born. Click on the speaker icon next to each word in this list to hear how the /or/ sound is pronounced.

As there are three other common ways of spelling the /or/ sound, it is important to become familiar with words that use the or spelling pattern.

You can use the Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check spelling activity to help you do this and then take the Listen and Spell test or play one out our spelling games to confirm your knowledge. Keep up the hard work and you’ll master the /or/ spelling pattern in no time!

cord She tied the cord of the gown tightly.
ford The water in the ford was too deep to cross.
cork The cork flew out of the champagne bottle.
form Will you please sign this form?
storm There's a bad storm coming tonight.
born I was born in May.
corn The hen pecked at the corn.
horn You should only honk your car horn when necessary.
torn I need to stitch up my torn coat.
fort An old fort stands on the hill.
port The tourists got ready to disembark at the next port.
short I wrote a short note to my friend.
sport My favourite sport is tennis.
porch He sits in the porch in his rocking chair.
torch You will need a torch to see in the dark.
scorch The fire left scorch marks on the ground.
force We had to force our way in after we lost the keys.
forge A blacksmith works with metals in a forge.
gorge The Grand Canyon is a huge gorge.

Learn more about these words in Unit 14. Spelling choices for /or/ sound: or, ore, au, aw + war

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Other lists from Unit 14. Spelling choices for /or/ sound: or, ore, au, aw + war

-ore words
au words
aw words
or - longer words
-ore - longer words
au - longer words This list contains British English spellings
aw - longer words
war words
aught and ought words This list contains British English spellings
our and oor words


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