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