vowels and consonants

Members help members on grammar, vocab, pronunciation...

Moderator: EC

Post Reply
User avatar
Posts: 48
Joined: Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:10 am
Status: Other

vowels and consonants

Post by Safari » Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:18 am

Can anyone explain the difference between a vowel and a consonant please?

I know that aeiou are vowels and all the other letters are consonants, but I don't know what makes them different.

Posts: 4
Joined: Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:06 am
Status: Teacher of English

Re: vowels and consonants

Post by GrantEnglish » Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:17 am

Hi! Good question. You already know the most important information: which letters are vowels and which are consonants.

Here is a small chart that explains some of the differences:

https://www.google.com/search?q=differe ... 0ZYfZNOYhM:

There are some small grammar rules that are related to vowels and consonants. The most common is that you use "a" for singular, countable nouns what start with a consonant sound, and "an" for singular countable nouns that start with a vowel sound.
Hi! I'm an American English teacher, and I create free English lessons and share them on Youtube:
American English Lessons With Grant

Post Reply