Lower case Letters
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Basics on the topic Lower case Letters
You have probably noticed that different types of letters are used at the beginning of a sentence. Those are uppercase letters. What are lowercase letters? A lowercase letter means a letter that is smaller, or shorter, than its bigger letter partner. Let’s learn more about lowercase letters of the alphabet and how to identify them with the following explanation.
Lowercase Letters – Definition
A lowercase letter means a letter that is smaller, or shorter, than its bigger letter partner.
All the letters in the alphabet have two sizes: big and little.The little letters are called lowercase letters. It is easy to remember because little and lower start with the same letter: L. Lowercase letters are smaller, or shorter, than their bigger letter buddies. Most only reach the middle line on a piece of paper.
Some lowercase letters do reach the top, blue line, but they are still smaller than their bigger letter buddies.
Lowercase Letters – Examples
For example, look at the letter ‘d’. The little ‘d’ reaches the top line but its belly is still smaller than the bigger D.
Two letters, ‘i’ and ‘j’, stay mostly below the middle line except for the tiny dot that floats above them!
All the letters in the alphabet can be written as lowercase.
Identifying Lowercase Letters
Can you pick out the lowercase letters in the picture below? Remember, lowercase letters are smaller and shorter.
The lowercase letters are ‘g’, ‘r’, ‘a’ and ‘d’. The letters ‘g’, ‘r’, and ‘a’ are lowercase because they only reach the middle, red line.
The letter ‘d’ is lowercase because its belly is smaller than the big D’s.
Lowercase Letters – Summary
Let’s look at the most important information about lowercase letters:
All the letters in the alphabet have two sizes: big and little.
The little letters are called lowercase letters.
They are smaller or shorter than their bigger letter buddies.
We can write the whole alphabet as lowercase letters.
Do you want to practise some more? On this website, you can also find interactive exercises, worksheets and more activities on lowercase letters.
Lower case Letters exercise
What do you know about lower case letters?Hints
What letter does lower case start with?
The answer starts with the same letter!
Do you see the word low in lower case?
Most of the lower case letters are lower than their capital letter partner.Solution
Lower case letters are little letters in the alphabet. They are usually smaller and shorter than their capital letter partner.
Are these letters capital or lower case?Hints
Remember, lower case letters are usually smaller and shorter.
Match the smaller letters to the big circle on the right.
If you're stuck, compare the capital and lower case letters together.
Lower case letters are usually smaller, shorter or thinner.
Which T is smaller?Solution
N and A are capital letters.
t and p are lower case letters.
Can you spot the lower case letters?Hints
Think of both versions of each letter if you get stuck.
The lower case letters are usually the smaller or shorter letter in the pair!
Most lower case letters stay below the dotted middle line.Solution
The lower case letters are: f, d, y, m and i.
The capital letters are: P, E and J.
There are 11 lower case letters. Can you find them all?
The picture shows the capital and lower case form of 4 letters.
Can you tell which are lower case by comparing them?Solution
Here we can see just the lower case letters in the soup.
- The lower case letters are: b, r, j, t, m, e, q, y, l, d and n.
- A, B, D, L, M, Q and R are capital letters.
Remember, we can write every letter of the alphabet in two ways - big and small.
Can you match the big and little, or capital and lower case, versions of each letter together?
See how h has a long, up-and-down line? It's match has one too!
Look for a letter that has at least one long up-and-down line.Solution
The capital and lower case letter pairs are:
- X and x
- G and g
- S and s
- H and h
Whose name is spelt in the lower case letters?Hints
The capital letter, I, and lower case letter, l, look similar.
Capital I has two small lines on the top and bottom, but lower case l has one little tail on the bottom right.
Be careful not to confuse them!
There are 4 lower case letters to find!Solution
The lower case letters in the text are: k, a, l and a. That spells Kala!