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Study the word list: au words

Sometimes the /or/ sound is spelled with the letters au. While there is no hard and fast rule for when the or sound is spelled this way, you should never use the letters au at the end of a word. This list looks at a few au words.

sauce Grate some cheese to go in the sauce.
haul An old cart horse was used to haul the load.
maul If you go in a tiger's cage it is likely to maul you.
paul Paul rode his bike every day.
daub The artist liked to daub paint on his canvas.
taut The tent ropes must be taut.
fraud The conman committed fraud. *
cause A charity is a good cause.
pause Hit the pause button to stop the video clip.
fault It's not my fault I'm late.
vault The bank stores its gold in a deep vault.
daunt The thought of the Math exam began to daunt me.
gaunt She ate so little, she began to look gaunt. *
haunt They say the old castle is haunted.
jaunt Let's go on a jaunt to the beach.
launch A space probe was launched yesterday.
paunch A large fat stomach could be called a paunch.
staunch Staunch can mean very reliable and loyal.
August It was extremely hot last August.

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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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