# Alphabetical Order

We will discuss here about the alphabetical order, which is also known as ABC order.

To list the words in alphabetical order we need to use the alphabets.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

I. Read the list of the names of the sporting activities and color in red the first letter of each word.

1. athletics          2. badminton     3. cricket              4. diving

5. equestrian     6. football            7. gymnastics     8. hockey

Now let us write the letter in order from 1 to 8. What do you notice about the order of these words?

The words follow the order of the English alphabet; a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, j, k, l, m, n, o, p, q, r, s, t, u, v, w, x, y, z. This order of alphabets is known as the alphabetical order.

II. Read the names of these fruits and color in red the first letter of these fruits.

Then arrange the names in the correct ABC order or in alphabetical order.

Now the names of these fruits are in order.

III. How can we arrange the following words in alphabetical order with the same letter?

apple     arrow    angel     acorn

Notice all the words start with the same letter i.e., a, we must look at the second letter in each word to arrange them in alphabetical order. So, the alphabetical order would be:

acorn     angel     apple     arrow

IV. How can we arrange the following words in alphabetical order with the first two letter same?

car          cat          can         cap

Look at the first letter of the words is c and the second letter is a, which is same in all the words. When words have the same first two letters, we must then, look at the third letter to arrange in alphabetical order. So, the alphabetical order would be:

can         cap         car          cat

English Grammar and Composition