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# 6.14: Soft < g > and Silent Final < e >

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12

## Soft <g> and Silent Final <e>

1. Pronounce these words:

$&\text{waterlog} && \text{package}\\&\text{jog} && \text{challenge}\\&\text{beg} && \text{refuge}\\&\text{catalog} && \text{enrage}\\&\text{drug} && \text{discharge}\\&\text{earwig} && \text{discourage}\\&\text{zigzag} && \text{college}\\&\text{frog} && \text{urge}$

2. Do the words in the left column end with soft <g> or with hard <g>? _______ Do the words in the right column end with soft <g> or with hard <g>? _______

Why are the <g>’s in the right column soft <g>’s? ______________________________

Why are the <g>’s in the left column hard <g>’s? ______________________________

3. In the words in the right column the final <e>’s are all marking preceding <g>’s as being soft. But in two of the words in the right column the final <e> is also marking the preceding vowel as being long. The two words are _______ and _______

4. So far you’ve seen three different jobs that final <e> can do:

Final <e> can mark a preceding vowel as being _______.

Final <e> can mark a preceding <c> as being _______.

Final <e> can mark a preceding <g> as being _______.

And final <e> can mark both a long vowel and a soft <c> or <g> at the same time.

5. Sort the following words into the matrix below:

$& \text {refuge}&& \text {twice}&& \text {lace}&& \text {challenge}&& \text {recognize}\\& \text {legislate}&& \text {license}&& \text {embrace}&& \text {since}&& \text {urge}\\& \text {enrage}&& \text {college}&& \text {courage}&& \text {charge}&& \text {intelligence}\\& \text {ignorance}&& \text {office}&& \text {civilize}&& \text {expense}&& \text {price}$

6. A silent final <e> will mark a <g> right in front of it as being __________ — that is, as spelling the sound ______.

Although not all <g>’s followed by an <e>, $<\text{i}>$, or <y> are soft, all <g>’s followed by a silent final <e> are soft.

Word Venn. In circle A put only words that contain a hard <g>. In circle B put only words that contain a soft <g>. In circle C put only words that contain a silent final <e>.

$& \text {catalog}&& \text {geography}&& \text {gypped}&& \text {office}\\& \text {ignorance}&& \text {accept}&& \text {motor}&& \text {courage}\\& \text {license}&& \text {garbage}&& \text {goddess}&& \text {generous}$

## Subjects:

1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5

Feb 23, 2012

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