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