How to Pronounce -ed endings in English? English Vocabulary/Accent lesson
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In this lesson, we’re going to learn the different ways that the -ed ending is pronounced. This is the ending that we use in the simple past tense. Learning the proper pronunciation of -ed is an essential part of speaking English correctly with a standard native accent.
The past simple tense and the past particle of all regular verbs end in -ed.
Base verb – Wash
Past simple – Washed
Past participle – Washed
There are three ways of pronouncing the ed:-
1) /id/ – If the last sound to the word is /d/ or /t/ then the -ed will sound like /id/
2) /t/ – If the last sound of the word is unvoiced like /p/ , /f/, /s/, /ch/, /sh/ and /k/ then the -ed sound is /t/.
3) /d/ – For all the words that end with – ed and are voiced then the -ed is pronounced as /d/.
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