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Lesson 7   Soft and hard g


energ y eag le
reg ister reg ulation
leg end leg al
ag ent arg ument
orig in org anize
oblig e oblig ation
alleg iance allig ator
g enius g uitar
reg ion recog nize

1.Look at the words in the first column.

What vowels come after the letter g in these words?  _________________

Does the letter g have a soft sound (ginger) or a hard sound (gum)?

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2. Look at the words in the second column.

Does the letter g have a hard or a soft sound in these words? __________

What vowels come after the letter g when it has a hard sound? __________

Can consonants follow the letter g when it has a hard sound? __________

 

Lesson Generalization
When the letter g has a soft sound (ginger, gym), it is usually followed by the letter i, e, or y.

Mnemonic device:energy
energize
energetic

When the letter g has a hard sound (game, magnet), it is often followed by a consonant or by the vowel a, o, or u.



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