The Letter A (English Alphabet)

The letter A is the first letter in The English Alphabet.  It is also the first Vowel in The English Alphabet.

As with every letter in The English Alphabet, The Letter A has two versions in the written form.

These two versions are called:  The Upper-Case and The Lower-Case.


The Upper-Case A looks like this:


The Lower-Case A looks like this:



As you learn The Common Tongue of the English language, you will see that The letter A can be pronounced many different ways.

The two primary ways to pronounce The letter A are called, the Short Pronunciation and the Long Pronunciation.


Letter A
The Letter A

The Short A

  • Apple
  • Ant
  • Animal
  • Alligator
  • Ant-eater

The Long A

  • Air
  • Mate
  • Plate
  • Fame
  • Angel


Next Lesson – Letter B

Following Lesson – Letter C

See Also:

The Letter A,a – (English Grammatical Terms)



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