The Letter B — Grammar Lesson

(All Meanings & Usages)

The Letter “B” In The English Alphabet

Bb Bus (The English Alphabet) - GiveMeSomeEnglish!!!

The letter B is the second Letter in The English Alphabet.  It is also the first Consonant in The English Alphabet.  And is what — in The Common Tongue — we refer to as a “Grammatical Unit”.  As with every Letter in The English Alphabet — The Letter B has two versions in the written form.

These Two Different Versions Are Called:  The “Upper-Case” & The “Lower-Case”

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(When the Letter is in the “Upper-Case” form — it is referred to as a “Capital Letter”.  However — there is no other correspondent alternative Term for the “Lower-Case” form.  But, it is common for Native English Speakers to colloquially refer to it as the “Small” version:  “Capital A” & “Small A” — But the Word “Small” is NOT a proper Grammatical Term.)

The “Upper-Case” Looks Like This:

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B

The “Lower-Case” Looks Like This:

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b

The Letter “B” In English Pronunciation

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In The Common Tongue of The English Language — you will hear that The Letter “B” is only pronounced in one way, and it is what is referred-to as a Voiced Consonant.  This means that — in addition to pushing the air out of one’s mouth, and the way the mouth is shaped and moves — one adds the sound of their voice to the pronunciation as well.

In The English Language — almost every Voiced Consonant has an Un-Voiced Pair.  This is:  A Letter which is pronounced by using the exact same mouth & tongue shape & movement as with the Voiced Pair — but is created without the use of the Voice.

The Un-Voiced Pair For The Letter “B” Is:  The Letter “P”

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(Click the boxes below to learn more about the Pronunciation of these two Letters in The Common Tongue.)

The “Letter B” Is:

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Voiced

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The “Letter P” Is:

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Un-Voiced

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Examples:

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Examples:

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The Letter “B” In English Grammar

As stated above — The Letter “B” is the second Letter in The English Alphabet, and it is also the first Consonant.  Beyond, that — there is no further Grammatical Classification (as there is with the “Letter A”).

The Letter “B” In English Usage

Beyond it’s Grammatical ClassificationThe Letter “B” (just as with the Letters“A”, “C”, “D”, & “F”) is also used as a classification for the quality of homework in many school-systems — such as those in America (at least for the last couple hundred years, before “woke-ism” took over).  A Grade Of “B” represented “Very Good” & “Above Average” work.

It is also used in to refer to a class of VitaminsB1, B2, B3, B6, B12.  AND, it is used in the Term “Plan B” — which is used to refer to a “Secondary” (because it is the second letter) or “Back-up” Plan.

And That’s That!

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