Short oo And Long oo

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In these lessons, we will learn the short oo and long oo sounds.

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Most oo words are pronounced using the long oo sound. There are some words that pronounced with the short oo. The following are some patterns that may help you remember some of the short oo words.

The letter group ook is mostly pronounced with a short “oo” as in “put” (the only exceptions are “spook” and “snooker”, which are pronounced with a long “oo”).

The letter group ood is mostly pronounced with a short “oo”, but it can also be pronounced with a long “oo” as in “brood”, “food”, and “mood”.

The following diagram shows some examples of short oo words. Scroll down the page for more examples and songs to help you learn how to pronounce short oo and long oo words.

Short OO Words

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Long oo and short oo

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