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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #87342: Spelling: J, G, GE or DGE?
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    Spelling: J, G, GE or DGE?


     joke lodge bridge judge
     joke  junk  to lunge  surge 
     to choke chunk  lunch to search  

     A pigeon with a chunk of bread.              A junk in Halong Bay.


       Sound  /dʒ/  = letter   J

     au début d'un mot,








    In the middle of a word:
        to adjust (əˈʌst)                                to enjoy (ɪnˈɔɪ)                              to injure (ˈɪnə(r) 
       major adj. (ˈmeɪə(r))                              object   (ˈɒbɪkt)                                  project (ˈprɒekt) 

         /dʒ/  = letter    G

     At the beginning / in the middle of a word:






     giant panda
     gypsy horse 





          /dʒ/  = letters    G  /  DGE

     a huge tree 
       to merge 

        Sound  /dʒ/  = letters    D,   DI,   DJ   /   DG

       graduate    /ˈɡræuət/   soldier     /ˈsəʊlə(r)/  
     adjective     /æɪktɪv/ judgment  / ˈdʒʌmənt/


     Before I & E , the letter 'g' can contain a sound /g/ (hard g) before: a, o, u OR a consonant (game, gold, guest, glad)

    There is no rule.


     geese (pluriel de goose)


    to change gear
    (changer de vitsesse)


     to feel giddy
     to begin


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    1. Say whether the letter G (in blue) is pronounced  /dʒ/  (soft sound) or /g/ (hard sound).
     Gentle Ben is a children's novel. Ben is a bear.        
     Your daughter Sarah is getting prettier and prettier.
     Giraffes and giant anteaters are wild animals.
     Santa Claus is said to bring gifts to the homes of good boys and girls .
     Santa Claus lives with magical elves who help him make the toys.

     2. Choose the right spelling (J or G)
     My mother is a nurse. She helps the  when he performs an operation.        
     A tiger can carry a small cow in its  and still climb a tree.
      is a spicy cookie. Some of them have the shape of a man.
     Do you know my friend Helen? She is such a  girl!
     Mark had a car accident last Sunday. Fortunately, he has not been seriously .
     When I was young I couldn't run very fast but I could  really high.


    3. Choose the right spelling (GE or DGE)
     When it is afraid, a  can transform itself into a ball of spines.          
     You may carry one piece of hand  on board a plane.
    The Harry Potter series is a  success. They are the best-selling English books in the world.
     Mum, is there any milk in the ?
     In some countries, policemen wear name  on their uniforms.

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