A first letter in the English Alphabet

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  • IS the first letter in the English alphabet is one we use daily either in the words we use when speaking or in spelling when we write.   It is an interesting letter.  Why? Because, when this letter stands on its own, it has a number of other meanings.  

  • IS one of the four types of human blood. (There is also an AB type.)  IN music it is the major sixth of the scale of C

  • refers to one of the series of paper sizes. A4, A3

  • A is the highest mark for a test paper.  100%

  • IN mediaeval Roman numerals A meant the figure 50 or 500

  • A 1  is a symbol for something perceived as being first class

  • A followed by a number is also used to indicate a major road