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Study: 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.

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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