How to Pronounce -ED in English Verbs

 

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1) -ED is pronounced like ED (with an extra syllable)

After verbs ending in T and D sounds

  • wanted
  • printed
  • hated
  • started
  • attempted
  • decided
  • downloaded
  • ended
  • guarded
  • exploded

2) -ED is pronounced like T (NO extra syllable)

After verbs ending in S, X, K, P, F, SH, and CH sounds

  • missed
  • fixed
  • liked
  • stopped
  • laughed
  • brushed
  • worked
  • watched
  • introduced
  • developed

3) -ED is pronounced like D (NO extra syllable)

In all other verbs

  • played
  • arrived
  • used
  • called
  • allowed
  • cleaned
  • argued
  • compared
  • annoyed
  • analyzed

 

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