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Tuesday, 15 May 2012

How to pronounce past tense regular verbs

Regular past tense= verb+ ed

Work= worked   want= wanted  push=pushed

*Spelling rules

Regular verbs that end in /e/ = verb+ d

hope= hoped   love= loved   create= created

Regular verbs that end in 1 consonant + /y/= verb - y + ied

study= studied  try= tried  cry=cried

Regular verbs that end in 1 vowel + /y/= verb+ed

play=played    stay=stayed  enjoy= enjoyed

Regular verbs that end in 1 vowel + 1 consonant = verb+ the same consonant+ ed

stop= stopped  rob= robbed  travel= travelled
*But not always and American English spelling

There are 3 ways to pronounce regular verbs:

1. /id/                       2. /t/                        3. /d/

> Watch the video and listen to the 3 different ways to pronounce the sound /ed/

For regular verbs that end in /t/ and /d/ we pronounce /ed/ as /id/  and add an extra syllable.
wanted, needed, created, invented, ended...

For regular verbs that end in /k/, /p/, /f/, /s/, /sh/ and /ch/ we pronounce /ed/ as /t/.
liked, hoped, laughed,kissed,washed,watched...
*laugh does not end in /f/ but /gh/ makes the /f/ sound. (sound of ending more important than spelling!)

For all other regular verbs we pronounce /ed/ as /d/.

played, answered, allowed, loved...

Put these verbs into the correct group(/t/, /d/ or /id/ ?

remember, talk, arrive, decide, explain, fix, help, carry, hate, live, invent, stop, travel, touch, visit.

*For a full list of regular verbs click on this link

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