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Vowels - Glossary of Terms


The letters A, E, I, O, U are the called vowels. The other letters in the alphabet are called consonants.

Interactive example:
The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog. [show me the vowels]
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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