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Unit 19: The soft g sound: ge gi gy words

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Unit 19: Soft g: ge, gi and gy words

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Spelling ge, gi and gy words - the soft g sound

We are now going to think about words where the soft g sound appears elsewhere in the word.

If the /j/ sound comes elsewhere in a word it can be spelled j or g.

These rules will help:

1. Before the vowels a, o and u, the sound /j/ is usually spelled with the letter j:

January job jump

2. Before the vowels e, i and y, the sound /j/ is usually spelled with the letter g:

Germany giraffe gymnastics


Help spelling English words with soft g sound Help spelling English words with soft g sound Help spelling English words with soft g sound
ge as in Germany gi as in giraffe gy as in gymnast
gem
gen
gene
germ
gelignite
gender
gentle
general
generate
generous
genius
genuine
geography
geometry
George
germinate
gesture
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angel
agent
agency
danger
emergency
intelligent
legend
pigeon
stranger
suggest
tragedy
vegetable
gin
gist
giant
gigantic
giblets
ginger
ginseng
gipsy (or gypsy)
giro

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engine
engineer
fragile
imagine
imagination
legion
magic
margin
magistrate
region
religion
register
tragic
gymnastics
gymnasium
gymkhana
gyrate
gyroscope

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allergy
apology
clergy
Egypt
energy
lethargy
strategy
edge > edgy
dodge > dodgy
sponge > spongy
stodge > stodgy

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The suffix -ology means 'the study of' e.g.
archaeology
biology
ecology
geology
meteorology
technology
zoology
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