The Letter E (The English Alphabet)

The letter E is the fifth letter in the English Alphabet.  It is also the second Vowel in The English Alphabet.

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

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


The Upper-Case E looks like this:


The Lower-Case E looks like this:



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

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

Letter E
The Letter E

The Short E

  • Elephant
  • Egg
  • Bed
  • Net
  • End

The Long E

  • Seed
  • Weed
  • Pete
  • Meet
  • Greet

As you can see from the list above, whenever The letter E is pronounced with the Long Pronunciation, it must be combined with another Vowel;  either right next to each other in the word or with with another e at the end of the word.

Long E Letter Combinations

  • ee – Weed
  •  ie – Grief
  • ea – Peace
  • e_e – Pete

Next Lesson – The Letter F

Following Lesson – The Letter G



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