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In these words, the spelling pattern is aw represents the /or/ sound, like in the words saw, jaw, and drawl

While there are a few other ways of spelling the /or/ sound in English, there are three common situations in which it is likely that you will need to use the aw spelling pattern:

1) At the end of a word, like in paw and claw.
2) Before the letter ā€˜lā€™, such as in crawl and shawl.
3) Before the letter ā€˜nā€™, for example in lawn and yawn.

Occasionally the aw will also appear at the start of the word, like in awkward or awning.

raw Store raw meat away from cooked meat.
claw The bear's claw is razor sharp.
draw I won a thousand dollars in the draw.
thaw The deep snow will take a week to thaw.
straw The scarecrow was made from straw.
hawk We saw the hawk hover over its prey.
squawk We heard the parrot squawk.
dawn Dawn broke over the beautiful meadow.
fawn A young deer is called a fawn.
lawn Mow the lawn before it rains.
pawn A pawn is the small piece in a chess game.
yawn Tiredness makes you yawn.
drawn A line was drawn from coner to corner.
prawn We had a prawn cocktail at the wedding meal.
spawn There is frog spawn in our garden pond.
crawl Our son began to crawl at the age of eight months.
trawl We will trawl the internet to find him.
shawl Grandma will make a shawl for the baby.
scrawl His handwriting is just an untidy scrawl.

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

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raw
claw
draw
thaw
straw
hawk
squawk
dawn
fawn
lawn
pawn
yawn
drawn
prawn
spawn
crawl
trawl
shawl
scrawl

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

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