Words that Start with G


Words that Start with GA

Words that Start with GE

Words that Start with GH

Words that Start with GI

Words that Start with GJ

Words that Start with GL

Words that Start with GN

Words that Start with GO

Words that Start with GR

Words that Start with GU

Words that Start with GW

Words that Start with GY

Words that Start with G

 

 

Verbs that begin with G

  • Linking verbs – get, grow
    • Get – to reach or enter into a condition. The word originates from Middle English, from Old Norse geta to get, beget; first used in the 13th century. It is pronounced \ˈget\.
      • It gets dark early now.
    • Grow – to become bigger or increase size. The word originates from Old English grōwan; first used in the 12th century. It is pronounced \groh\.
      • The trees grow better when they are watered.

 

  • Action verbs – garner, gratify
    • Garner – to gather or get together. The word originates from from Middle English garner; first used in the 14th century. It is pronounced \gahr-ner\.
      • The researcher needed to garner more surveys to study.
    • Gratify – to give what is needed or demanded; to make happy. The word originates from Middle French gratifier, from Latin gratificari to show kindness to, from gratus + -ificari; first used in 1539. It is pronounced \grat-uh-fahy\.
      • Whenever you have guests, you should gratify their need for snacks.

 

Nouns that begin with G

  • Objects – gadget, glove
    • Gadget – a small type of tool or useful device. The word has no known origin; first used around 1886. It is pronounced \gaj-it\.
      • The newest gadget I bought is great for cleaning my car tires.
    • Glove – a covering for the hand with separate sections for each finger. The word originates from Middle English, from Old English glōf; first used before the 12th century. It is pronounced \gluhv\.
      • While we were out playing in the snow, I lost a glove.

 

Adjectives that begin with G

  • That describe people
  • That describe an idea
  • That describe a place/event

 

Adverbs that begin with G

  • gladly, gravely
    • Gladly – to do something in a joyful or glad way. The word originates from Middle English meaning shining; first used before the 12th century. It is pronounced as \glad-lee\.
      • I would gladly bake you a cake if you will watch my son for me.
    • Gravely – to do something in a serious of somber manner. The word originates from Middle French, from Latin gravis heavy, grave; first used in 1539. It is pronounced \greyv-lee\.
      • Everyone was gravely considering what to do about the wrecked building.

 

Prepositions that begin with G

  • given Given
    • Given – in view of. It is of unknown origins; first used in 1904. It is pronounced as \giv-uh n\.
      • Given the time of day, I would like to end this meeting.

 

Interjections that begin with G

  • gosh
    • Gosh – used to express surprise or anger. The word is a euphemism for God. Its first known use was in 1757. It’s pronounced \gosh\.
      • “Gosh! I wish I knew we were getting the day off before I came to work!”

 

The letter G is a regularly used letter of the alphabet, especially since it’s used for present continuous tense –ing and many popular words. It may be found at the beginning, in the middle, and at the end of words. It changes sounds depending on letters around it.

 

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