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Consonant - Glossary of Terms


Consonant

All the letters in the alphabet apart from A, E, I, O and U (called vowels) are known as  consonants.

Interactive example:
 
The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog. [show me the consonants]
 
Use an before a vowel sound, and use a before a consonant sound.

She was injured in a RTA.
She was injured in an RTA.
(The letter R is a consonant, but it starts with a vowel sound.)
Associated pages:
 
When to use an and a
Glossary of grammatical terms
 
 

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