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