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One of the four ways of spelling the /or/ sound is with the letters aw. While there is no hard and fast rule for when the or sound is spelled this way, the letters aw are often used before the letters l and n (like in ‘crawl’ or ‘dawn’. This list looks at a few aw words.

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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
Shrimps and prawns must be cooked well.
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.

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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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