# 11 The au sound

## 11.1 Learning Objectives

• Learn to write the au sound
• Learn common words and pronoun briefs ending in ever

## 11.2AU for the au sound

The au or aw sound is represented by the vowel combination AU in words such as ball, fought, and caught.

PWAUL

ball ball ball ball

TPAUT

fought fought fought fought

KAUT

caught caught caught caught

One common brief using the AU keys is water.

WAUR

water water water water

## 11.3 Common words and pronoun briefs ending in ever

Pronoun + ever
Pronoun Stroke Note
fever TPAOEFR
forever TPHOFR
do you ever TKOUFR
however HOUF or HOUFR
I don’t ever KWROFR
I ever EUFR
if you ever TPUFR
several SEFRL
she ever SHEFR
they ever THEFR
whatever WHAF or WHAFR
whenever WHEFR
wherever W-FR
whichever KH-FR or WEUFR
whoever WHOFR
you ever UFR

## 11.4 Exercises

### 11.4.1 Write

1. water water water fever fever fever forever forever forever however however however several several several
2. whatever whatever whatever whenever whenever whenever wherever wherever wherever whichever whichever whichever whoever whoever whoever
3. all all all ball ball ball call call call fall fall fall gall gall gall
4. hall hall hall mall mall mall pall pall pall tall tall tall wall wall wall
5. shall shall shall small small small stall stall stall squall squall squall thrall thrall thrall
6. brawl brawl brawl crawl crawl crawl drawl drawl drawl shawl shawl shawl trawl trawl trawl
7. scrawl scrawl scrawl sprawl sprawl sprawl
8. haw haw haw jaw jaw jaw law law law maw maw maw paw paw paw raw raw raw saw saw saw
9. claw claw claw draw draw draw flaw flaw flaw straw straw straw
10. balk balk balk talk talk talk walk walk walk chalk chalk chalk stalk stalk stalk
11. dawn dawn dawn fawn fawn fawn lawn lawn lawn pawn pawn pawn yawn yawn yawn
12. brawn brawn brawn drawn drawn drawn prawn prawn prawn spawn spawn spawn
13. halt halt halt malt malt malt salt salt salt
14. bald bald bald daub daub daub fraud fraud fraud Maude Maude Maude laud laud laud scald scald scald
15. cause cause cause pause pause pause sauce sauce sauce clause clause clause
16. aunt aunt aunt daunt daunt daunt gaunt gaunt gaunt haunt haunt haunt jaunt jaunt jaunt
17. taunt taunt taunt flaunt flaunt flaunt

### 11.4.2 Write with sound

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1. do you ever do you ever do you ever
2. I don't ever I don't ever I don't ever
3. if you ever if you ever if you ever
4. you ever you ever you ever
5. A brick wall. A brick wall. A brick wall.
6. A red shawl. A red shawl. A red shawl.
7. See this ball. See this ball. See this ball.
8. It is my ball. It is my ball. It is my ball.
9. I have a big, red ball. I have a big, red ball. I have a big, red ball.
10. I like to play ball. I like to play ball. I like to play ball.
11. This is my new ball. This is my new ball. This is my new ball.
12. It can call and sing. It can call and sing. It can call and sing.
13. Ned fed the cow and the pig. Ned fed the cow and the pig. Ned fed the cow and the pig.
14. I call my dog Jack. I call my dog Jack. I call my dog Jack.
15. All the boys like the snow. All the boys like the snow. All the boys like the snow.
16. I saw her give it. I saw her give it. I saw her give it.
17. He must walk fast. He must walk fast. He must walk fast.
18. You saw me stop and play ball with Ned. You saw me stop and play ball with Ned. You saw me stop and play ball with Ned.
19. We saw a big rat. We saw a big rat. We saw a big rat.
20. It was like a big, red ball. It was like a big, red ball. It was like a big, red ball.
21. I saw the moon rise. I saw the moon rise. I saw the moon rise.
22. It was up in the sky. It was up in the sky. It was up in the sky.
23. A young deer is called a fawn. A young deer is called a fawn. A young deer is called a fawn.
24. May we play on the lawn till dark? May we play on the lawn till dark? May we play on the lawn till dark?
25. We should give all plants sun and light. We should give all plants sun and light. We should give all plants sun and light.
26. Do you know what we call the fruit of the oak tree? Do you know what we call the fruit of the oak tree? Do you know what we call the fruit of the oak tree?
27. It is called an acorn. It is called an acorn. It is called an acorn.
28. Now I can make some snowballs. Now I can make some snowballs. Now I can make some snowballs.
29. It eats every leaf it can find. It eats every leaf it can find. It eats every leaf it can find.
30. Every Sunday I go to see my aunt. Every Sunday I go to see my aunt. Every Sunday I go to see my aunt.
31. Hawks have claws, but dogs have paws. Hawks have claws, but dogs have paws. Hawks have claws, but dogs have paws.
32. Whether the weather is good or bad we will go. Whether the weather is good or bad we will go. Whether the weather is good or bad we will go.
33. The cold breeze will freeze our poor sheep. The cold breeze will freeze our poor sheep. The cold breeze will freeze our poor sheep.
34. This is a queer wheel, without spokes or hub. This is a queer wheel, without spokes or hub. This is a queer wheel, without spokes or hub.
35. He was tossing the ball with skill. He was tossing the ball with skill. He was tossing the ball with skill.
36. The well near the wall is full of water. The well near the wall is full of water. The well near the wall is full of water.
37. I want salt on the corn. I want salt on the corn. I want salt on the corn.
38. We are all here. We are all here. We are all here.
39. They are all playing. They are all playing. They are all playing.
40. Where are the small boys? Where are the small boys? Where are the small boys?
41. One girl is not playing. One girl is not playing. One girl is not playing.
42. The doll's hat is new. The doll's hat is new. The doll's hat is new.
43. It is a nice red hat. It is a nice red hat. It is a nice red hat.
44. It is the doll's best hat. It is the doll's best hat. It is the doll's best hat.
45. Frank is a small boy. Frank is a small boy. Frank is a small boy.
46. He has a new ball. He has a new ball. He has a new ball.
47. It is a very nice ball. It is a very nice ball. It is a very nice ball.
48. Frank's ball is very hard. Frank's ball is very hard. Frank's ball is very hard.
49. He will play under the tree. He will play under the tree. He will play under the tree.
50. Frank has a new bat, too. Frank has a new bat, too. Frank has a new bat, too.
51. The bat is long and hard. The bat is long and hard. The bat is long and hard.
52. Frank hits the ball. Frank hits the ball. Frank hits the ball.
53. One day he hit his hand. One day he hit his hand. One day he hit his hand.
54. There is a hall in it. There is a hall in it. There is a hall in it.
55. The hall is wide. The hall is wide. The hall is wide.
56. Fred will have a cart for it. Fred will have a cart for it. Fred will have a cart for it.
57. The colt will draw the cart. The colt will draw the cart. The colt will draw the cart.
58. A bee has a small body. A bee has a small body. A bee has a small body.
59. A bee is very small. A bee is very small. A bee is very small.
60. The boy aimed at the dove. The boy aimed at the dove. The boy aimed at the dove.
61. He took good aim. He took good aim. He took good aim.
62. Then the bee saw the boy. Then the bee saw the boy. Then the bee saw the boy.
63. What could the bee do? What could the bee do? What could the bee do?
64. It could sting the boy. It could sting the boy. It could sting the boy.
65. See the flag! See the flag! See the flag!
66. It is our flag. It is our flag. It is our flag.
67. We take pride in our flag. We take pride in our flag. We take pride in our flag.
68. We like to look at it. We like to look at it. We like to look at it.
69. We look at it very often. We look at it very often. We look at it very often.
70. We paid for our flag. We paid for our flag. We paid for our flag.
71. There is a ball at the end. There is a ball at the end. There is a ball at the end.
72. It looks like a ball of gold. It looks like a ball of gold. It looks like a ball of gold.
73. There is a cord on the pole. There is a cord on the pole. There is a cord on the pole.
74. It draws the flag to the top. It draws the flag to the top. It draws the flag to the top.
75. A crow sat on a tall tree. A crow sat on a tall tree. A crow sat on a tall tree.
76. It had a bit of cheese. It had a bit of cheese. It had a bit of cheese.
77. The cheese was in its bill. The cheese was in its bill. The cheese was in its bill.
78. And I saw him. And I saw him. And I saw him.
79. Put the ball in the box. Put the ball in the box. Put the ball in the box.
80. Oh, John, the ball has hit me on my eye. Oh, John, the ball has hit me on my eye. Oh, John, the ball has hit me on my eye.
81. You are a bad boy, John, to let your ball hop at my eye. You are a bad boy, John, to let your ball hop at my eye. You are a bad boy, John, to let your ball hop at my eye.
82. All love the dove, it is so mild. All love the dove, it is so mild. All love the dove, it is so mild.
83. He sat down upon the lawn. He sat down upon the lawn. He sat down upon the lawn.
84. No, I shall not go that way. No, I shall not go that way. No, I shall not go that way.
85. Shall we walk? Shall we walk? Shall we walk?
86. Shall we look at the bees in the hive? Shall we look at the bees in the hive? Shall we look at the bees in the hive?
87. The poor man was glad to take what they gave him, for he had had no food all day. The poor man was glad to take what they gave him, for he had had no food all day. The poor man was glad to take what they gave him, for he had had no food all day.
88. My aunt gave it to me, and she told me I must keep it free from dirt. My aunt gave it to me, and she told me I must keep it free from dirt. My aunt gave it to me, and she told me I must keep it free from dirt.
89. A code of laws. A code of laws. A code of laws.
90. Walk in the street. Walk in the street. Walk in the street.
91. Draw all the corn. Draw all the corn. Draw all the corn.
92. I saw Maude by the tall wall. I saw Maude by the tall wall. I saw Maude by the tall wall.
94. Throw the ball in the hall. Throw the ball in the hall. Throw the ball in the hall.
95. Haul the straw to the yard. Haul the straw to the yard. Haul the straw to the yard.
96. The wheel broke twice. The wheel broke twice. The wheel broke twice.
97. Sweep the stairs. Sweep the stairs. Sweep the stairs.
98. Thaw the ice from your shoe. Thaw the ice from your shoe. Thaw the ice from your shoe.
99. The snail leaves a trail as he crawls along. The snail leaves a trail as he crawls along. The snail leaves a trail as he crawls along.
100. Do not stain the walls. Do not stain the walls. Do not stain the walls.
101. How our dog does snarl! How our dog does snarl! How our dog does snarl!
102. We are to have a ride in the cart; let us start soon. We are to have a ride in the cart; let us start soon. We are to have a ride in the cart; let us start soon.
103. Tall Frank threw the ball right over the wall. Tall Frank threw the ball right over the wall. Tall Frank threw the ball right over the wall.
104. Call me if the trap should fall. Call me if the trap should fall. Call me if the trap should fall.
105. We want the small bat, it is in the back hall. We want the small bat, it is in the back hall. We want the small bat, it is in the back hall.
106. All the boys are round the stall. All the boys are round the stall. All the boys are round the stall.
107. The bald old man is going to scald the malt to make beer. The bald old man is going to scald the malt to make beer. The bald old man is going to scald the malt to make beer.
108. The cat's paw is soft, but the claw of the crab is hard. The cat's paw is soft, but the claw of the crab is hard. The cat's paw is soft, but the claw of the crab is hard.
109. We saw a flaw in the vase. We saw a flaw in the vase. We saw a flaw in the vase.
110. Did you see Jack sprawl in the mud? Did you see Jack sprawl in the mud? Did you see Jack sprawl in the mud?
111. Do not drawl so. Do not drawl so. Do not drawl so.
112. The shawl cost ten pounds. The shawl cost ten pounds. The shawl cost ten pounds.
113. The young deer was up at dawn; it is called a fawn. The young deer was up at dawn; it is called a fawn. The young deer was up at dawn; it is called a fawn.
114. When you yawn it makes me yawn too. When you yawn it makes me yawn too. When you yawn it makes me yawn too.
115. Why did you daub it with tar? Why did you daub it with tar? Why did you daub it with tar?
116. The sauce is too salt. The sauce is too salt. The sauce is too salt.
117. The desk is against the wall. The desk is against the wall. The desk is against the wall.
118. Dates grow on palm trees. Dates grow on palm trees. Dates grow on palm trees.
119. We saw a dog chase a cat. We saw a dog chase a cat. We saw a dog chase a cat.
120. I hit the ball with a club. I hit the ball with a club. I hit the ball with a club.
121. All right. All right. All right.
122. The man will build a house. The man will build a house. The man will build a house.
123. The spring bubbles up from the ground. The spring bubbles up from the ground. The spring bubbles up from the ground.
124. Always pause at a full stop. Always pause at a full stop. Always pause at a full stop.
125. Next day it rises in the east. Next day it rises in the east. Next day it rises in the east.
126. When many ships meet they are called a fleet. When many ships meet they are called a fleet. When many ships meet they are called a fleet.
127. If it freeze, how we shall wheeze and sneeze. If it freeze, how we shall wheeze and sneeze. If it freeze, how we shall wheeze and sneeze.
128. How meek the sheep look; they will not eat a leek. How meek the sheep look; they will not eat a leek. How meek the sheep look; they will not eat a leek.
129. Did you miss the ball? Did you miss the ball? Did you miss the ball?
130. Fix six hat pegs in the hall. Fix six hat pegs in the hall. Fix six hat pegs in the hall.
131. Hold tight with all your might; that is right. Hold tight with all your might; that is right. Hold tight with all your might; that is right.
132. Shall I put a spike in your pike? Shall I put a spike in your pike? Shall I put a spike in your pike?
133. He will pop off his gun all day long. He will pop off his gun all day long. He will pop off his gun all day long.
134. Can you draw a cork with a fork? Can you draw a cork with a fork? Can you draw a cork with a fork?
135. The ball has made a bruise on his leg. The ball has made a bruise on his leg. The ball has made a bruise on his leg.
137. The cat has sharp claws. The cat has sharp claws. The cat has sharp claws.
138. Do you walk to school? Do you walk to school? Do you walk to school?
139. Will you take a walk? Will you take a walk? Will you take a walk?
140. You walk too fast. You walk too fast. You walk too fast.
141. Then our walk will be short. Then our walk will be short. Then our walk will be short.
142. The roll is called. The roll is called. The roll is called.
143. Then they went out for a walk. Then they went out for a walk. Then they went out for a walk.
144. It saw the bee fall. It saw the bee fall. It saw the bee fall.
145. It let the leaf fall. It let the leaf fall. It let the leaf fall.
146. We saw him fly. We saw him fly. We saw him fly.
147. He was far off. He was far off. He was far off.
148. They took a long walk. They took a long walk. They took a long walk.
149. Don't drawl like a dunce. Don't drawl like a dunce. Don't drawl like a dunce.
150. See me walk with my new boots! See me walk with my new boots! See me walk with my new boots!
151. Last Saturday, I saw a deer in the park. Last Saturday, I saw a deer in the park. Last Saturday, I saw a deer in the park.
152. Slowly, slowly the snowflakes fall. Slowly, slowly the snowflakes fall. Slowly, slowly the snowflakes fall.
153. The tawny beast crawls slowly down the lawn. The tawny beast crawls slowly down the lawn. The tawny beast crawls slowly down the lawn.
154. The colt has a wide stall. The colt has a wide stall. The colt has a wide stall.
155. I saw no paw nor jaw. I saw no paw nor jaw. I saw no paw nor jaw.
156. How raw the air is! How raw the air is! How raw the air is!
157. Now ask for law or war. Now ask for law or war. Now ask for law or war.
158. I saw a rat drag a trap. I saw a rat drag a trap. I saw a rat drag a trap.
159. I saw a star. I saw a star. I saw a star.
160. Law is for all. Law is for all. Law is for all.
161. We want salt and corn. We want salt and corn. We want salt and corn.
162. My ox can draw. My ox can draw. My ox can draw.
163. See him walk. See him walk. See him walk.
164. My fawn is on the lawn. My fawn is on the lawn. My fawn is on the lawn.
165. At least we may cast off all care. At least we may cast off all care. At least we may cast off all care.
166. Men fall out and talk of war. Men fall out and talk of war. Men fall out and talk of war.
167. Paul Ward was born at the Hall. Paul Ward was born at the Hall. Paul Ward was born at the Hall.
168. Maude may call, at dawn. Maude may call, at dawn. Maude may call, at dawn.
169. She saw the claw of a hawk. She saw the claw of a hawk. She saw the claw of a hawk.
170. That tall man has a wart on his hand. That tall man has a wart on his hand. That tall man has a wart on his hand.
171. I saw a cask and a raft in the lake. I saw a cask and a raft in the lake. I saw a cask and a raft in the lake.
173. The butcher and the baker call at our house every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. The butcher and the baker call at our house every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. The butcher and the baker call at our house every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
174. All the children are back. All the children are back. All the children are back.
175. They are all in one class. They are all in one class. They are all in one class.
176. It is a spelling lesson. It is a spelling lesson. It is a spelling lesson.
177. We can write any small number. We can write any small number. We can write any small number.
178. How calm and clear it is. How calm and clear it is. How calm and clear it is.
179. The boys play football. The boys play football. The boys play football.
180. Football is a rough game. Football is a rough game. Football is a rough game.
181. The ships caught fire. The ships caught fire. The ships caught fire.
182. A red shawl. A red shawl. A red shawl.
183. Bought, got by paying for. Bought, got by paying for. Bought, got by paying for.
184. We just caught the train. We just caught the train. We just caught the train.
185. He caught his foot in the rope. He caught his foot in the rope. He caught his foot in the rope.
186. Learned, were taught. Found out. Learned, were taught. Found out. Learned, were taught. Found out.
187. Raw, not cooked. Raw, not cooked. Raw, not cooked.
188. He felt a sharp pain. He felt a sharp pain. He felt a sharp pain.
189. Taught, showed how; told. Taught, showed how; told. Taught, showed how; told.
190. A wide lawn lay at the side of the house. A wide lawn lay at the side of the house. A wide lawn lay at the side of the house.
191. A red shawl. A red shawl. A red shawl.
192. Do not spurn so small a purse. Do not spurn so small a purse. Do not spurn so small a purse.
193. A peal of thunder. A peal of thunder. A peal of thunder.
194. Mind! Or the snuff will puff out of the box. Mind! Or the snuff will puff out of the box. Mind! Or the snuff will puff out of the box.
195. Thaw the ice. Thaw the ice. Thaw the ice.
196. Puss saw the rat. Puss saw the rat. Puss saw the rat.
197. You cannot eat your cake and have it too. You cannot eat your cake and have it too. You cannot eat your cake and have it too.
198. They crawl along on the land. They crawl along on the land. They crawl along on the land.
199. All crows look alike. All crows look alike. All crows look alike.
200. I saw Puss play with the rat. I saw Puss play with the rat. I saw Puss play with the rat.
201. See how tall the pole is! See how tall the pole is! See how tall the pole is!
202. Do you ever go to market? Do you ever go to market? Do you ever go to market?
203. Worms crawl on the thorn. Worms crawl on the thorn. Worms crawl on the thorn.
204. He threw the ball. He threw the ball. He threw the ball.
205. Torn, pulled apart. Torn, pulled apart. Torn, pulled apart.
206. Walked, moved on foot, not running. Walked, moved on foot, not running. Walked, moved on foot, not running.
207. You should trust the young. You should trust the young. You should trust the young.
208. Get a shawl for her broad back. Get a shawl for her broad back. Get a shawl for her broad back.
209. I caught the horse and put straw in his stall. I caught the horse and put straw in his stall. I caught the horse and put straw in his stall.
210. I caught one today. I caught one today. I caught one today.
211. My rabbit likes to run in the field. My rabbit likes to run in the field. My rabbit likes to run in the field.
212. What did you see in the country? What did you see in the country? What did you see in the country?
213. He used false words. He used false words. He used false words.
214. At every gust of wind, the leaves shake and shiver, as though they would fall to the ground. At every gust of wind, the leaves shake and shiver, as though they would fall to the ground. At every gust of wind, the leaves shake and shiver, as though they would fall to the ground.
215. Hungry, wanting food. Hungry, wanting food. Hungry, wanting food.
216. We saw some boats on the shore. We saw some boats on the shore. We saw some boats on the shore.
217. The part of a street where people walk. The part of a street where people walk. The part of a street where people walk.
218. All at once the sail ripped. All at once the sail ripped. All at once the sail ripped.
219. Salt makes food taste better. Salt makes food taste better. Salt makes food taste better.
220. The kids are playing ball. The kids are playing ball. The kids are playing ball.
221. The main point of the talk was that we needed a new school. The main point of the talk was that we needed a new school. The main point of the talk was that we needed a new school.
222. Brother dropped one of my small cups. Brother dropped one of my small cups. Brother dropped one of my small cups.
223. He hung his coat in the hall. He hung his coat in the hall. He hung his coat in the hall.
224. Mother drove the car to the market. Mother drove the car to the market. Mother drove the car to the market.
225. I want to talk to you. I want to talk to you. I want to talk to you.
226. Let us take a long walk after school. Let us take a long walk after school. Let us take a long walk after school.
227. Where do you live? Where do you live? Where do you live?
228. May I walk home with you? May I walk home with you? May I walk home with you?
229. Have you enough chalk? Have you enough chalk? Have you enough chalk?
230. Yes, I have a whole stick of it. Yes, I have a whole stick of it. Yes, I have a whole stick of it.
231. I saw Tom fall. I saw Tom fall. I saw Tom fall.
232. The ground thaws. The ground thaws. The ground thaws.
233. She soon flew away into the thick forest. She soon flew away into the thick forest. She soon flew away into the thick forest.
234. My father has called for me. My father has called for me. My father has called for me.
235. Then the girl saw an old woman. Then the girl saw an old woman. Then the girl saw an old woman.
236. She let the spoon fall to the floor. She let the spoon fall to the floor. She let the spoon fall to the floor.
237. She was strolling through the forest. She was strolling through the forest. She was strolling through the forest.
238. They walked through the forest. They walked through the forest. They walked through the forest.
239. So they went for a walk. So they went for a walk. So they went for a walk.
240. A polite boy will always give a civil reply. A polite boy will always give a civil reply. A polite boy will always give a civil reply.
241. The greedy crow kept all the cheese. The greedy crow kept all the cheese. The greedy crow kept all the cheese.
242. The colt will draw many loads. The colt will draw many loads. The colt will draw many loads.
243. This is the colt's bed. This is the colt's bed. This is the colt's bed.
244. The colt likes to lie here. The colt likes to lie here. The colt likes to lie here.
245. The cart was drawn by the horse. The cart was drawn by the horse. The cart was drawn by the horse.
246. Crawled, crept. Crawled, crept. Crawled, crept.
247. I crawled under the fence. I crawled under the fence. I crawled under the fence.
248. Those dark clouds in the sky mean that we shall soon have rain. Those dark clouds in the sky mean that we shall soon have rain. Those dark clouds in the sky mean that we shall soon have rain.
249. The map will hang on the wall. The map will hang on the wall. The map will hang on the wall.
250. Water is needed all over the world. Water is needed all over the world. Water is needed all over the world.
251. Hike, a long walk. Hike, a long walk. Hike, a long walk.
252. Haul, to pull; to drag. Haul, to pull; to drag. Haul, to pull; to drag.
253. Creep, crawl. Creep, crawl. Creep, crawl.
254. Crept, crawled. Crept, crawled. Crept, crawled.
255. A girl is the daughter of her father and mother. A girl is the daughter of her father and mother. A girl is the daughter of her father and mother.
256. Paul has a small awl. Paul has a small awl. Paul has a small awl.
257. I thought they fought for a good cause. I thought they fought for a good cause. I thought they fought for a good cause.
258. The small bay sought to hide his fault. The small bay sought to hide his fault. The small bay sought to hide his fault.
259. Toss a ball. Toss a ball. Toss a ball.
260. The water shoots from the hole in the pipe. The water shoots from the hole in the pipe. The water shoots from the hole in the pipe.
261. Led, brought about; pointed the way to. Led, brought about; pointed the way to. Led, brought about; pointed the way to.
262. Mother taught us that lying is wrong. Mother taught us that lying is wrong. Mother taught us that lying is wrong.
263. Mouse, a small animal. Mouse, a small animal. Mouse, a small animal.
264. I burned the palm of my hand. I burned the palm of my hand. I burned the palm of my hand.

### 11.4.3 Write random sentences

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