Problems in Pronouncing?

Many of us are unsure how to pronounce the d at the ends of regular verbs or action words which show either the past tense or the past participle.

There are FOUR ways of pronouncing the d. It can be pronounced as either tid, did, d or t.

1. For verbs ending in ‘t’, pronounce the ted at the end of the word as ‘tid’.

Examples:
  • hunted – han-tid
  • wanted – wan-tid
  • started – star-tid

2. For verbs ending in ‘d’, pronounce the ded at the end of the words as ‘did’.

Examples:

  • stranded – stran-did
  • pounded – paun-did
  • wounded – woon-did

3. For verbs ending in a voiced or a ‘che’ sound, pronounce the ed at the end of the words as ‘d’.

Examples:

  • planned – plaend
  • called – kald
  • willed – weeld

4. For verbs ending in a voiceless or ‘s’, ‘sh’, ‘ch’ or ‘z’ sound, pronounce the ed at the end of the words as ‘t’.

Examples:

  • missed – mist
  • pushed – pusht
  • branched – brancht
  • buzzed – bast
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