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-ed Verb Endings

A Guide to Pronunciation

 

How do you pronounce the -ed suffix that forms the past tense of many verbs?  It depends.

 

The chart below categorizes some common verbs using the International Phonetic Alphabet.

 

 

[d]

[t]

[Id]

altered

asked

alerted

changed

fixed

decided

ordered

looked

devastated

rained

picked

exceeded

spelled

promised

needed

studied

slipped

started

waved

wished

waited

 

 

Listen in!

 

To listen to the above verbs ending in [d], click here.

 

To listen to the above verbs ending in [t], click here.

 

To listen to the above verbs ending in [Id], click here.

 

 

 

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