The Letter G-g (The English Alphabet)

The Letter G (The English Alphabet)

The letter G is the seventh letter in The English Alphabet.  It is also the fifth Consonant in The English Alphabet.

As with every Letter in The English Alphabet, The Letter G has two versions in the written form.  These two versions are called:  The Upper-Case and The Lower-Case.

The Upper-Case G looks like this:


The Lower-Case G looks like this:



The letter G has two pronunciations in The English language, called, the “Hard” G, and the “Soft” G.


.How Do I Know When To use The Hard G or The Soft G?


We use the “Hard” Pronunciation when it comes before The Letter A, The Letter O, or The Letter U.

Letter G
The Letter G

The Hard G

  • Ghost
  • Girl
  • Gorilla
  • Gum
  • Goose


We use the “Soft” Pronunciation when it comes before The Letter E, The Letter I, or The Letter Y.


The Soft G

  • Giraffe
  • Ginger
  • Giant
  • General
  • Gem

Next Lesson – Letter H

Following Lesson – Letter I




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