Today we Celebrate Our Anniversary! And yesterday we “celebrated”! Since we are always talking about past events, let’s learn how to pronounce the -ED using the American English Pronunciation. With regular verbs, we add an -ed to the verb to change the word to mean something that has happenED in the past. There are a few different ways to pronounce the ED sound, so to simplify this for you, here are the 2 most important pronunciation changes:
- If the verb ends in a T or a D, you will add an extra syllable at the end.
That extra syllable will sound like “did”
pound + ed (pounded) will sound like “poun-did” and wait + ed (waited) will sound like “wai + did”
2. All other verbs will have a small sound at the end of the word.
cook + ed = “cookt”
play + ed = “playd”
Listen to this lesson and practice repeating after me.
And by the way, Happy Anniversary. It’s been 4 years since I have been recording my podcast. And thank you for listening!
Please comment below about verbs + ed that you have questions about.