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In English, the letter combination au often represents the /or/ sound when it falls at the beginning or in the middle of a word. Some common words with this pattern include launch, autumn, and fault. The au spelling is never used if the /or/ sound is at the end of a word.

Be cautious of similar sounds that have different spellings, such as all or call, as well as words that use the or, ore, and aw spelling patterns to spell the /or/ sound.

Regular use of the spelling activities and exposure to words spelt with the letters au will help you become a proficient speller.

sauce I had pasta and tomato sauce for supper.
haul An old cart horse was used to haul the load.
maul The tiger will maul you.
paul Paul rode his bike every day.
daub The artist liked to daub paint on his canvas.
taut The tent ropes must be taut.
fraud Bill was charged with fraud.
cause A tornado can cause huge devastation.
pause Hit the pause button to stop the video clip.
fault She helpfully fixed the fault on my computer.
vault The bank stores its gold in a deep vault.
daunt The thought of exams began to daunt me.
gaunt She ate so little, she began to look gaunt.
haunt A ghost wanted to haunt the house.
jaunt Let's go on a jaunt to the beach.
launch A space probe was launched yesterday.
paunch He had a paunch from eating too much.
staunch He was a staunch believer in god.
August It was extremely hot last August.

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

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