The Letter X-x (The English Alphabet)
The Letter X (The English Alphabet)
As with every Letter in The English Alphabet, The Letter X has two versions in the written form. These two versions are called: The Upper-Case and The Lower-Case.
The Upper-Case X looks like this:
The Lower-Case X looks like this:
Notice that the main difference between The Upper-Case and The Lower-Case X is the size. The Lower-Case X is just a smaller version of The Upper-Case X. You will find that this is the same for quite a few Letters in The Alphabet.
It can be pronounced like a “ks” combination.
Or, it can be pronounced like a “gz” combination.
The Letter X with a hyphen
The word X-ray is a medical term that is short for a much longer word. In most other cases, When The Letter X comes before or after a hyphen, The Letter X, in the word, represents an unspecified amount or an unspecified thing:
Example: X-amount (of dollars) – Meaning: It costs a certain amount of dollars, but the exact number is not important for the conversation.
Example: person-X – Meaning: A person; any person. Used in a description of something wherein, who the person is, is not important.
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Following Lesson – Letter Z
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