How to pronounce -ed at the end of a word in English
and welcome to another Grammar Bites from Learn-EnglishOnline.net. In today's Podcast, we will cover how -ed is pronounced at the end of a word in English.
Basically, the -ed ending can have three different sounds – all of which will be explained. Also, there will be a complete transcript to this Podcast, just in case you can't remember everything.
The first sound we will look at is -ed as a 't'. If a word ends in F, K, S or P, the -ed is pronounced like a -t. So to make this easy to remember, just think of 'F, K, S and P, -ed sounds like 'T'.' There are three other sounds which make -ed at the end of word sound like a 'T'. These are Ch, Sh and Th. To remember this, think 'THe CHurch SHop has Tea'.
-ed at the end of a word can also sound like -id. If the end of the word sounds 'T' or 'D', then it will sound like – id. Simple as that.
For all other sounds, -ed at the end of word will sound like 'D'.
There are 9 common words which are exceptions to the previous rules. The words are aged blessed, crooked, dogged, learned, naked, ragged, wicked, wretched. The good news is, as you can hear, they all sound like -id.
So just to recap quickly, 'F, K, S and P, -ed sounds like 'T'.' So does Ch, Sh and Th. Think 'The Church Shop has Tea' Then for all other sounds, '-ed sounds like 'D'
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