- For verbs ending in d and t the final -ed is pronounced /Id/ as in the final two letters of the word did. Note that here the -e is not silent and this final -ed sound adds another syllable to the end of the verb.
- After unvoiced sounds such as/ p, k, f, s, ʃ , tʃ ,θ/ the final -ed is pronounced like /t/ as in the word cat. Note that the -e remains silent.
- After voiced consonants such as /b, ð , g, v, z, ʒ, dʒ , m, n, ŋ, l, r/ the final -ed sound is pronounced like /d/ as in good. Note that the -e remains silent. The final -ed is also pronounced like the d in good after all vowel sounds (the -e remains silent too).
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Now you are ready to do these listening activities (1, 2, 3).
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