The Letter Q (The English Alphabet)

The letter Q is the seventeenth letter in The English Alphabet.  It is also the thirteenth Consonant in The English Alphabet.

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

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


The Upper-Case Q looks like this:


The Lower-Case Q looks like this:



The letter Q is only pronounced one way in The English Language.

By itself, The letter Q has the same sound as The Letter K or the Hard Pronunciation of The Letter C.

You will notice below that, in English, The Letter Q is always followed by The Letter U.  Together they make a sound like the combination of The Letter K and The Letter W.

Letter Q
The Letter Q

The Letter Q

  • Queen
  • Quail
  • Quarter
  • Quart
  • Quote





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