J, g or dge?
Think carefully about which sound is the correct one.

J, g or dge?

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This 'J, g or dge' spelling quiz tests elementary school children on these letters and trigraph that sound the same but are used to spell different words.

If a word begins with the g/j sound it will never be with the ‘dge’ letters. These three letters are only used at the end of a word. However ‘j’ and ‘g’ can be at the beginning of a word. All these missing words will have these sounds in them; can you spell them?

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1.
Can you ____ the ____ bull coming your way?
dodge and hudge
dodge and huje
dodge and huge
dodje and huge
The letter 'j' will never follow 'd'.
2.
He sat on the ____ of his seat whilst watching the ____ trick.
edge and magic
edje and magic
edge and majic
edge and madgic
If you are a magician you become part of the "magic circle" where you promise not to reveal any magician secrets.
3.
What is the ____ of that ____?
age and giant
age and jiant
age and giante
age and gient
In fairy tales, giants are usually mean characters.
4.
They had to ____ the ____ as it wasn't safe.
adjust and bridg
adjust and bridj
adjust and bridge
adgust and bridge
Bridges can be for cars, trains or even walkers!
5.
Can you ____ your name ____?
change and badje
chanje and badge
change and badge
chandge and bajge
Some people call badges, pins.
6.
I am in ____ of the ____.
chardge and giraffe
charge and jiraffe
charje and giraffe
charge and giraffe
Giraffes are the tallest land animals in the world.
7.
It takes a lot of ____ to make ____.
enerjy and fudge
energy and fudge
energy and fudje
enerdgey and fudge
Fudge is quite hard to make as you have to melt sugar, which burns easily.
8.
There are hidden ____ in this ____.
gems and villadge
gems and villaje
gems and village
jems and village
Gems are precious stones.
9.
May I ____ you on your ____.
join and joj
join and jog
join and gog
goin and jog
In the word 'jog' you have the 'g' sound as a 'hard' sound (not a j/g/dge sound).
10.
Your pen has made a ____ in your ____ pocket.
buldge and jaket
bulge and gacket
bulge and jacket
buldge and jacket
A suit is normally a jacket and pants or a jacket and skirt.
Author:  Finola Waller

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