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Hi, I am beginning to learn english, so i am having troubles with the regular past tense -ed. Can someone recommend me a webpage where i can hear the pronunciation of verbs ending in ed? thanks in advance for your help.
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I don't know of a webpage that drills these ideas, but here is some written material that may help.
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There are, in American English, five types of verb with regard to the pronunciation of the regular past tense. (The spelling rules are completely different. Don't confuse the two.)
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Type 1. The verb ends in the sound /d/. Add the sound /id/ to represent the written "ed".
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afford, add, fade, pad, kid, side, confide, card, board, weed, wend, blend, befriend, sand, attend, heed, aid, bread, hood
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Type 2. The verb ends in the sound of a consonant (but not /r/) + /t/. Add the sound /id/ to represent the written "ed".
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act, twist, conduct, select, perfect, construct, elect, dust, toast, fast, evict, dent, vent, opt, adopt, rust, salt, bolt, tilt, predict, lift
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Type 3. The verb ends in a vowel + /t/ or in /rt/. Change the final /t/ sound to a /d/ sound and add the sound /id/ to represent the written "ed".
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start, bait, state, sight, depart, court, assert, avert, create, plate, bleat, tote, coat, boot, loot, bat, fret, edit, inhibit
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Type 4. The verb ends in an unvoiced consonant other than "t", that is, /p/, /k/, /f/, /s/, /sh/, or /ch/. Add only the sound /t/ to represent the written "ed". [Note that "gh" counts as the /f/ sound in some of the examples below because that is how it is pronounced.]
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rope, soap, cope, nap, trap, trip, skip, bake, rake, fake, poke, soak, lock, nick, ache, laugh, quaff, rough, cough, doff, roof, miss, place, trace, wish, fish, finish, polish, abolish, itch, reach, leach, cinch, enrich
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Type 5. The verb ends in any other way. Add only the sound /d/ to represent the written "ed".
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bathe, fan, yell, empty, try, cry, snow, flow, pardon, consider, pray, saw, prove, love, live, smile, mine, team, steam, scream, ding, file, fool, fill
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CJ
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thanks you very much for your help. This information has been very useful. I am going to learn by heart this rules. Again, thanks very much