The Letter A – Grammar & Pronunciation Lesson

The letter A is the first letter in The English Alphabet.  It is also the first Vowel in The English Alphabet.  As with every letter in The English Alphabet, The Letter A has two versions in the written form.

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

The Upper-Case A looks like this:


The Lower-Case A looks like this:



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

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


The Short A

            • Apple
            • Ant
            • Animal
            • Alligator
            • Ant-eater

The Long A

            • Air
            • Mate
            • Plate
            • Fame
            • Angel

For More About The Pronunciation of the Letter A – See These Blog Posts

The Letter A,a is the first Letter of The English Alphabet.  It is also the first Vowel.  But in addition to just being a letter, It also has various other functions in English Grammar as well.



  1. One of The Indefinite Articles representing “One” of some “thing”.
  2. One of many Determiners in the English language.  A word that “determines” the meaning of a noun or noun phrase.
  3. One of the 3000 most used words in spoken and written English
  4. The grade given to a student for doing very well in school or on a specific assignment or project.


To learn the pronunciations of words which start with The Letter “A”, visit The GiveMeSomeEnglish!!! Pronunciation Portal

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