[1.1] Difficult Sounds: WORRY Words

There are a number of words with ‘O’ which are pronounced /ʌ/(as in the sound for ‘worry’ or ‘cup’).  As this is a very common phenomenon, you’ll simply need to memorize them. They have been grouped by spelling.


done, none, son, ton, won, one

front, month, London, Monday

honey, money, wonderful

onion, sponge, stomach

among, tongue, monk

above, glove, love, lovely, shove, shovel, cover

oven, govern, government, governor

come, some

comfortable, comfort, company, compass, accompany

brother, mother, other, nothing

dozen, color

country, double, couple, trouble, touch, southern, young,


blood, flood

enough, rough, tough