The Letter F

In this lesson, we will learn about all the sounds of the letter F. It is the sixth letter of the English alphabet. Still wanna improve your English?

"The Letter F" in the English Alphabet

F is the sixth letter in the modern English alphabet. It is also a consonant.

Consonants are the letters that are produced by stopping the letter from flowing easily.

Uppercase Form F
Lowercase f
Name ef (pronounced /ˈɛf/)
Sound /f/

The Letter F: Sound

The letter F has only one common sound.

Main Sound: /f/

The letter ‘f' generally sounds /f/:

frog /frɑːɡ/

bonfire /ˈbɑːnfaɪər/

leaf /liːf/

Tip

Letter 'F' represents /v/ in the common word "of".

of /əv/

The Letter F: Multigraphs

Letter F can also appear in combinations with other letters (mainly consonants):

ff

'ff' sounds /f/:

muffin /ˈmʌfɪn/

puff /pʌf/

off /ɔːf/

giraffe /dʒəˈræf/

The Letter F: Uses

F is also:
A musical note
The grade F in the educational system
The abbreviation of 'Fahrenheit'

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