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Study the word list: The /j/ sound is -dge or -ge at the end of words.

At the end of a word, straight after a short vowel the sound /j/ is spelt -dge. Otherwise the sound /j/ is spelt -ge at the end of a word.

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cage
We keep our rabbit in a cage.
rage
She flew into a rage at the sight of the mess.
huge
There was a huge chocolate Santa on Mrs Wells desk. *
plunge
Mr Johnson decided to plunge into the icy cold swimming pool. *
hinge
Put some oil on the hinge to stop it squeaking.
change
Megan needed to change her library book. *
strange
He laughs in a very strange way.
badge
I have a house captain badge. *
edge
There is a sheer drop at the cliff edge.
sledge
We love to go on a sledge in the snow. *
hedge
This garden hedge grows very fast.
dodge
He had to dodge the ball quickly.

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