NEW VIDEO: Words that end with ed
Have you ever wondered how to pronounce words that end with ed? Did you know that there are some patterns you can follow for ed pronunciation? In this video, these are exactly the things I'm going to help you with.
The pronunciation of ed at the end of a word can be confusing. Should the 'e' be spoken, if so, with which vowel? Should the d be pronounced as a d or as a t.
Here are some patterns you can follow.
I'm sure there are some exceptions, and if you know of any please post them in comments below, or if there are any particular words ending in ed that you're struggling with, post them below and I'll try to help.
When it preceded by a written ‘t’ or ‘d’ it is treated as an extra syllable (a suffix) and is often pronounced as the vowel sound in KIT
When treated as part of the final syllable the ‘e’ isn’t spoken - just add a D sound (p.61)
When treated as part of the final syllable, and the final consonant sound is voiceless consonant (p.14), not only would the ‘e’ not be spoken, but the ‘d’ would be spoken as a T sound (p.61).
If you know of any exception or if there are any particular words ending ed that you want help with, please post them in comments below.
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