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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.

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.

This public word list was created by Stockport Grammar School within the folder SGJS Learning Support General List

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