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The Latin alphabet
Aa Bb Cc Dd
Ee Ff Gg Hh Ii Jj
Kk Ll Mm Nn Oo Pp
Qq Rr Ss Tt Uu Vv
Ww Xx Yy Zz
For the drug sometimes referred to E, see Ecstasy (drug).

E is the fifth (number 5) letter in the English alphabet.

In English, E has two main sounds when it is spoken as a vowel. Usually it is a short E (ĕ), but sometimes it is a long E (ē). E is also a silent E (), otherwise referred to as a resting E, when it is used as a consonant (silent letter).

Also, it is the most commonly used letter in the English dictionary.

One more thing in English is the so-called magic E, also known as the bossy E. That is when E almost makes a vowel long or C, G or Q(u) soft in any part of a word. Two examples are name, which is pronounced as nām, and gem, which is pronounced jem.

Typographic types of E[change | change source]

The types of E include (but may not be limited to) capital E lower-case e é È è Ê ê Ë É ë Ě ě Ē ē Ĕ ĕ Ė ė Ę ę

None of these different types are used in English, except occasionally É/é for some French words such fiancé, café, and crème brûlée.

Meanings for E[change | change source]

These meanings are for E/e as a separate letter.