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  2.3.3 Open and closed o

The following graphemes indicate a closed o: eau, ô, o

Examples
tombeau (tomb)
cadeau (gift)
lambeau (scrap)
drôle (funny)
vélo (bicycle)

The following graphemes indicate an open o: o, rarely also: u or oo

  Open o
politique (politics)
  pomme (apple)
  alcool (alcohol)

You already know the difference. It is the same like in open (closed) vs. politics (open)

  open o closed o
 
both together





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