Pronunciation of ED Endings [ /t/ /d/ /ed/]

Pronunciation of ED Endings

Rule #1

If the verb base ends in a voiceless sound, then the –ed ending sounds like “t”. Voiceless consonants are: p, f, k, s, sh, ch, th

workworked
Dropdropped
finishfinished
stopstopped
watchwatched
washwashed

Rule #2

 If the verb base ends in a voiced sound, then the –ed ending sounds like “d”. Voiceless consonats are: b, v, g, z, j, th, l, m, n, r

MoveMoved
StayStayed
StudyStudied
ReturnReturned
MarryMarried

Rule #3

If the verb base ends in a “t” or “d” sound already, then the –ed ending sounds like “id” 

StartStarted
WantWanted
Visit Visited
AttendAttended
DateDated

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