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Past Tense Regular Verbs Pronuntation

Past Tense Pronunciation for Regular Verbs (-ed)

 

 

Rule 1:  If the verb base ends in a voiceless sound, then the –ed ending sounds like “t”.

 

 

The “t” is blended together with the previous consonant and not pronounced as an extra syllable.

 

Rule 2:  If the verb base ends in a voiced sound, then the –ed ending sounds like “d”.

 

 

The “d” is blended together with the previous consonant and not pronounced as an extra syllable.

 

 

Rule 3:  If the verb base ends in a “t” or “d” sound already, then the –ed ending sounds like “id” or “ud”.

 

It is pronounced as an extra syllable.

 

A voiceless sound is like a whisper.  Your vocal chords don’t vibrate.

 

Voiceless consonant sounds:

 

p, f, k, s, sh, ch, th

 

 

 

A voiced sound means that your vocal chords vibrate.

 

Voiced consonant sounds:

 

b, v, g, z, j, th, l, m, n, r

 

All vowel sounds are voiced.

 

 
Examples of past tense verbs where the –ed ending sounds like “t”

 

worked

dropped

finished

divorced

stopped

laughed

coughed

watched

 

Examples of past tense verbs where the –ed ending sounds like “d”

 

moved

returned

stayed

studied

married

widowed

raised

engaged

traveled

Examples of past tense verbs where the –ed ending sounds like “ed”

 

started

graduated

visited

separated

dated

attended