The Letter O (The English Alphabet)

The letter O is the fifteenth Letter in The English Alphabet.  It is also the fourth Vowel in The English Alphabet.

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


The Upper-Case O looks like this:


The Lower-Case O looks like this:


Notice that the only difference between The Upper-Case and The Lower-Case O is the size.  The Lower-Case O is just a smaller version of The Upper-Case O.  You will find that this is the same for quite a few Letters in The Alphabet.


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

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

Letter O
The Letter O

The Short O

  • Owl
  • Ox
  • Ontario
  • Octopus
  • Oxygen

The Long O

  • Organ
  • Oil
  • Oak
  • Oboe
  • Official


Next Lesson – Letter P

Following Lesson – Letter Q




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