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Study the word list: ow words

To spell the sound /ou/ as in out at the end of a word, use the letters ow. Before n and l the sound /ou/ is usually spelled ow.

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owl
I heard the hoot of an owl.
brow
Don't park on the brow of a hill.
now
I was tackled in football and now I have a bruise.
sow
A female pig is called a sow.
vow
Some monks make a vow of silence.
howl
The dog howled all evening.
growl
A dog might growl to protect its pups.
prowl
That cat is on the prowl for a bird.
scowl
The scowl on his face told us he was in bad mood.
brown
The leaves are turning red and brown.
clown
The clown got up to some silly antics.
crown
The king wears a gold crown.
down
Crossword clues go across and down.
drown
You are likely to drown if you dive off that cliff.
frown
A smile upside down is a frown. *
gown
The bride wore a white silk gown.
town
It was a misty day so the town was in gloom.
crowd
A crowd had gathered around the street performer.

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Learn about these words in Unit 15. Spelling choices for /ou/ sound: ou, ow

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