How to Pronounce the -ED Ending Correctly in English

To form the past simple and past participle of regular verbs we add –ed.

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How to Pronounce -ED in English

Learn useful rules for Pronunciation of ED ending (Past Tense Pronunciation for Regular Verbs) in English with list and examples.

The final -ed ending has three different pronunciations: /id//t/, and /d/

Final -ED is Pronounced /id/

Final -ed is pronounced /id/ after verbs ending in /t/ or /d/ sounds, examples:

  • add – added
  • lift – lifted
  • end -ended
  • rest – rested
  • defend – defended
  • wait – waited
  • pretend – pretended
  • want – wanted

Final -ED is Pronounced /t/

Final -ed is pronounced /t/ after verbs ending in voiceless sounds except /t/, examples:

  • /p/ – dropped, shaped, sipped, wrapped, hoped
  • /k/ – dropped, locked, marked, wrecked, liked
  • /f/ – coughed, laughed, photographed, puffed
  • /θ/ – bathed, toothed
  • /s/ – danced, placed, kissed, missed, faxed
  • /∫/ – brushed, flashed, rushed, wished, washed
  • /t∫/ – pinched, reached, touched, watched

Final -ED is Pronounced /t/

Final -ED is Pronounced /d/

Final -ed is pronounced /d/ after verbs ending in voiced sounds except /d/. Voiced sounds include vowel sounds:

  • /i: / – keyed, guaranteed
  • /I/ – pitied, envied, worried, carried
  • /ɑ:/ – barred, scarred
  • /ɜ:/ – preferred, referred,
  • /ə/ –  answered, bothered, gathered
  • /eI/ – stayed, delayed, played, weighed
  • /b/ – disturbed, robbed, grabbed
  • /g/ – begged, dragged
  • /m/ – aimed, seemed
  • /ð/ – clothed, bathed, mouthed
  • /z/ – dazed, pleased, caused
  • /l/ – called, killed, rolled, boiled, mailed

Final -ED is Pronounced /d/

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upendra pandya
upendra pandya
2 years ago

very good for pronounce like as native. thanks

Eve Baguio
Eve Baguio
1 year ago

Very good for all levels…

Carla Alexandra Gomes Santos
Carla Alexandra Gomes Santos
1 year ago

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Maghsingh bisht
Maghsingh bisht
1 year ago

Very good pronounce thanks.

Maung Ba Tin
Maung Ba Tin
11 months ago

Thank you for your good lessons.

Janny
Janny
11 months ago
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Why the vedio not been seen in my computer?

Aicha
Aicha
4 months ago

Thank you very much

ALMY GRACE J VELASQUEZ
ALMY GRACE J VELASQUEZ
3 months ago

Nice. Additional learning on my part

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