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Words ending in -dge

One way of spelling word with a long vowel sound is with a split digraph, for example a-e (like in cage).

In these -dge words, the addition of the letter d turns the long vowel sound at the start of the word into a short vowel sound. The letter d stops the vowel at the start of the word from saying its name.

badge
She pinned her badge to her cardigan.
cadge
How did you manage to cadge a lift in a taxi?
edge
There is a sheer drop at the cliff edge.
dredge
They started to dredge the river.
hedge
This garden hedge grows very fast.
ledge
The ledge was high up.
sledge
My children love to sledge in the snow.
wedge
She cut a wedge of lemon for her drink.
ridge
You can see for miles from the mountain ridge.
dodge
He had to dodge the ball quickly.
lodge
The climbers found shelter in a lodge.
budge
The door was stuck and wouldn't budge.
fudge
The boy ordered a chocolate fudge sundae.
grudge
She tried not to hold a grudge.
judge
The judge sent him to jail for a year.
nudge
Mum tried to nudge her towards the right answer.
smudge
My printer is leaving a black smudge on each page.
trudge
The tired walkers will trudge the last mile home.
cartridge
The soldier had one cartridge left in his rifle.

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Learn about these words in Unit 19. Soft g: ge, gi, gy

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