Words Beginning With “GR”

The sound “gr” is all about watching the growth of green things: grapes, grass, grain, which all gradually ripen, and when they reach the grocery store, they become groceries.

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Gravity is the force responsible for attaching us to the earth, so no surprise that when we are laid to rest it is in a grave. Gravel and granite all share the sense of a granular substance found on the ground (note: “grand” and “granular” are opposites!) A grill, grater, and grate share the same graph-like shape.

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Graphite is inside your pencil. It’s the material that lets you write. Its molecular structure al- lows pieces of it to slide off easily onto the page and graphically depict important information on a graph.

 

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What other words start with “gr”?

 

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Jennifer Ball

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