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Words starting with ge

Before the vowel e, the sound /j/ is usually spelled with the letter g.

gem
A garnet is a red gem.
gen
Gen is a slang word for knowledge.
gene
The illness is caused by the inheritance of an abnormal gene.
germ
A germ is a microorganism that can cause disease.
gelignite
The miners used gelignite to blast the quarry wall away.
gender
It is important not to discriminate against people because of their age, race, gender or disability.
gentle
I used a gentle soap to cleanse my face.
general
The teacher noticed a general increase in her class's spelling scores.
generate
His talk should generate much interest.
generous
Thank you for your generous donation.
genius
Einstein was a genius.
genuine
Are these genuine diamonds or fakes?
geography
At school, Geography was one of my favourite subjects.
geometry
We are studying angles in our geometry class.
george
Did St George slay a dragon?
germinate
How long will these seeds take to germinate?
gesture
His gesture showed that he was very angry.

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

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