Decoding exercises: /əʊl/

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The sequence /əʊl/ can have several spellings. See also IPA phoneme /əʊ/.

Examples

Some words which practice the pronunciation of /əʊl/ include the following:

  • with "o"+magic e: casserole, console, flagpole, hole, parole, role, pole, stole, whole
  • with "ol" at the end of the word: control, patrol
  • with "ol" followed by a vowel: Angola, cola, colon, condolence, foliage, granola, guacamole, molar, Poland, polar, proletarian, solar, viola
  • with "ol" followed by a consonant: bolt, colt, jolt, soldier, volt
  • with "oll": poll, roll, scroll, stroll, toll, troll
  • with "oa": charcoal, coal, goal
  • with "ou": shoulder, soul
  • with "ow": bowl

Homophones: hole - whole; pole - poll; role - roll; sole - soul;

/əʊld/

Many of the instances of the sequence /əʊl/ are followed by /d/ in the same syllable, and many of them are past tenses of verbs. Some words which practice the pronunciation of /əʊld/ include the following:

  • with "ol": bold, cold, fold, gold, hold, old, scold
  • past tense of irregular verbs: sold, told

Past tense of regular verbs:

  • with "o"+magic e: holed, paroled, poled
  • with "oll": controlled, patrolled, polled, rolled, scrolled, strolled, tolled, trolled
  • with "ow": bowled

Homophones: poled - polled; tolled - told;

These words don't end with the same vowel

  • /əʊ/ - /ɒ/: control - alcohol; roll - doll
  • /əʊ/ - /ə/: control - petrol
  • /əʊ/ - /aʊ/: bowl - owl; soul - foul;
  • /əʊl/ - /əʊliː/: hole - guacamole

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