Study the English pronunciation of these four letters. The craziest thing is how many ways they can be pronounced!
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The letters O-U-G-H have six different pronunciations in American English.
We have OH like in THOUGH.
AW like in THOUGHT.
OO like in THROUGH.
OW like in BOW.
But guess what?
It can also be two sounds, like in the word COUGH.
AW plus F.
And in the word TOUGH.
It’s UH plus F.