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Non-statutory words: spelt ough

ough is one of the trickiest spellings in English it can be used to spell a number of different sounds.

ought
You really ought to see that film.
bought
I bought this dress at the new boutique.
thought
I thought you'd be ready by now.
nought
Nought means nothing. (US spelling: naught).
brought
The maid brought the tea on a tray.
fought
The swordsmen fought a duel.
rough
The path was rough and rocky.
tough
This meat is far too tough to eat.
enough
A dozen eggs will be enough.
cough
David has a bad cold and a cough.
though
Even though it's winter the weather is not cold.
although
Although I'm sick I'll still go to work.
dough
Knead the dough to make the pizza.
through
He kicked the ball through the window.
thorough
This room needs a thorough clean.
borough
The borough council studied the idea very thoroughly.
Plough British English spelling
Plough the fields before sowing the seed.
bough
The main branch of tree is called a bough.

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