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Silent g words

There's a sneaky silent g in each of these gn words. Use the spelling activities to learn them.

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gnome
We hide a spare key under the garden gnome.
gnat
A gnat is a small biting insect.
gnu
The gnu is an African antelope.
gnash
Did you hear the dog gnash his teeth?
gnarled
The trunk of the old tree was gnarled.
sign
The sign showed which way to go.
design
We are looking for someone to design our logo.
resign
His decision to resign from the position was regrettable.
align
I hope the stars will align for us.
assign
We need to assign roles to each employee.
benign
A malign tumour is malignant; a benign one is not malignant.
malign
A malign tumour is malignant; a benign one is not malignant.
deign
Will the boss deign to attend our party?
reign
We lived under a reign of terror.
foreign
We love foreign travel.
sovereign
A reigning king or queen is a sovereign.
campaign
Will you support my campaign for better food?
consignment
A consignment of goods was sent from the factory.

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