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Study the word list: qua and squa words

After qu, the short vowel sound /o/ is usually spelled with the letter a. The sound /or/ is spelled ar.

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quality
The TV sound was poor quality.
quantity
The truck held a large quantity of bricks.
quarantine
Animals from abroad must go into quarantine.
quarry
Stone for building is cut from a quarry.
quarter
We each had a quarter of the pizza.
quartz
Quartz is a hard transparent mineral.
squash
Squash the box flat before putting it in the bin.
squad
There are three new players in the squad.
squat
Squat means to crouch down low.
squalor
The tramp lived in squalor.
squander
Don't squander your money on useless things.
squadron
The squadron pilots took off together.
squabble
A small quarrel could be called a squabble.

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Learn about these words in Unit 3. Spelling the consonant sounds, Part 2


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