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Is the past tense of beat pronounced the same as the present tense or does it change like read-read(pronounced red)
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Hi, Anonymous -- I think it would be correct to use "beaten" in both your sentences.

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no it changes .... its beat in the past and beat in the present
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That is how I showed up here also. My English training tells me the past part. should be beaten. However in US and in parts of Canada I hear the word beat used frequently. In my mind that doesn't tell me it's correct, just that people more frequently drop the correct use of the word.
nope...it will be pronounced as (bet)
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Past Participle should be 'beaten'..
nona the britThe pronunciation of beat does not change.

I am a little confused

In sentences like "He beat her to death" won't the pronunciation be 'bet'?
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nona the britThe pronunciation of beat does not change.
I am a little confusedIn sentences like "He beat her to death" won't the pronunciation be 'bet'?
No. I will sound like beet either way.

Unlike read, which does change from reed to red in pronunciation, I will beat the drum tomorrow and I beat the drum yesterday sound exactly the same. It does NOT sound like bet.
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yes it is pronounced same as in present tense beat
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