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Study the word list: au words

Sometimes the /or/ sound is spelled with the letters au. While there is no hard and fast rule for when the or sound is spelled this way, you should never use the letters au at the end of a word. This list looks at a few au words.

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Grate some cheese to go in the sauce.
An old cart horse was used to haul the load.
If you go in a tiger's cage it is likely to maul you.
Paul rode his bike every day.
The artist liked to daub paint on his canvas.
The tent ropes must be taut.
The conman committed fraud. *
A charity is a good cause.
Hit the pause button to stop the video clip.
It's not my fault I'm late.
The bank stores its gold in a deep vault.
The thought of the Math exam began to daunt me.
She ate so little, she began to look gaunt. *
They say the old castle is haunted.
Let's go on a jaunt to the beach.
A space probe was launched yesterday.
A large fat stomach could be called a paunch.
Staunch can mean very reliable and loyal.
It was extremely hot last August.

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

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