Pronunciation Tips: Past Tense Verbs With “ED” Ending

sound by daniloHave you ever wondered why we pronounce laughed as /lahft/ and visited an /viz-itid/? Check this out and find out.

According to  Elementalenglish.com (http://www.elementalenglish.com),” past tense verbs with an -ed ending are pronounced in three different ways: /t/, /d/, and /id/”. Such website also gave the following rules:

1.Verbs ending in voiceless sounds [p, k, θ, f, s, ʃ, tʃ] cause the “-ed” ending to be pronounced as the voiceless [t] (with no vocal chord vibration).

2. Verbs ending in the voiced sounds [b, g, ð, v, z, ʒ, dʒ, m, n, ŋ, r, l] cause the “-ed” ending to be pronounced as a voiced [d].

3. Verbs ending in the sounds [t] or [d] will cause the “-ed” ending of a verb to be pronounced as the syllable [əd] or [ɪd].

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