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Pronouncing the (regular) English Past Tense (-ed)
In English, past tense verbs ending in “-ed” are pronounced in three different ways:
/t/ /d/ /id/
(as in 'idiom')
The “t”-sound: /t/
Notice that, when we pronounce a word like 'pea',
Verbs ending in voiceless sounds, those sounds that do not vibrate the vocal cords, pronounce their “-ed” past tense-endings as the “t”-sound, /t/.
The “p”-sound [p]
He popped the cork from the champagne bottle.
The “th”-sound, as in 'math' [θ]
Scientists have unearthed many new discoveries of nature.
The “ch”-sound [tʃ]
I reached for the coin that fell under the sofa.
The “sh”-sound [ʃ]
She brushed her hair 100 times before going to bed.
The “k”-sound [k]
We talked about ways to improve our speaking skills.
The “s”-sound [s]
She kissed her husband.
The “f”-sound [f]
Richard surfed the internet in search of great English websites.