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Simple Past Tense Regular Verbs – ed Pronunciation

on June 7, 2013

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Simple Past Tense Regular Verbs – ed Pronunciation

/ t / / d / / id /

stop = stopped learn = learned decide = decided

look = looked listen = listened want = wanted

wash = washed play = played start = started

watch = watched enjoy = enjoyed wait = waited

like = liked live = lived visit = visited

walk = walked stay = stayed invite = invited

help = helped open = opened

work = worked love = loved

change = changed learn = learned

miss = missed call = called

relax = relaxed arrive = arrived

smile = smiled

clean = cleaned

 

• “ed” endings may be pronounced in one of the following three ways:
1) t 2) id 3) d
Note: There are several exceptions to the rules explained below. Each of the
following words do not follow the “ed” ending rules. For these words, the “ed” ending is
pronounced like “id”.
• aged
• blessed
• crooked
• dogged
• learned
• naked
• ragged
• wicked
• wretched
1) “ed” endings are pronounced “t” if the end of the word sounds like:
K, S, Ch, Sh, F, P, Th
Example: I helped my mom make cookies yesterday.
• In this example, the end of the word “help” sounds like P. So, the “ed” ending is
pronounced “t”.
Directions: Write your own sentences that use “ed” endings that sound like “t”.
1) _____________________________________________________________________
2) _____________________________________________________________________
2) “ed” endings are pronounced “id” if the end of the word sounds like:
T or D
Example: I wanted to go to the beach last weekend.
• In this example, the end of the word “want” sounds like T. So, the “ed” ending is
pronounced “id”.
Directions: Write your own sentences that use “ed” endings that sound like “id”.
1) _____________________________________________________________________
2) _____________________________________________________________________
3) “ed” endings are pronounced “d” for all other ending sounds:
A, B, E, G, H, I , J, L, M, N, O, Q, R, U, V, W, X, Y, Z Example: I played soccer this afternoon.
• In this example, the end of the word “play” sounds like Y. So, the “ed” ending is
pronounced “d”.
Directions: Write your own sentences that use “ed” endings that sound like “d”.
1) _____________________________________________________________________
2) _____________________________________________________________________
Directions: Pronounce the following “ed” endings. Write (T) for a “t” sound, (ID) for
an “id” sound, and (D) for a “d” sound.
Example: We wrapped the Christmas presents last night. ____T____
1) I laughed at the joke. __________
2) Our work is finished. __________
3) The snake killed the mouse. __________
4) The teacher helped the student. __________
5) When I was younger, I wanted to walk on the moon. __________
6) We hiked to the top of the mountain. __________
7) James rented his apartment. __________
8) We can’t go swimming because the pool is covered. __________
9) That old house is haunted. __________
10) We hunted for her keys, but could not find them. __________
Directions: Read the following passage using the correct pronunciation for “ed”
endings. Write (T) for a “t” sound, (ID) for an “id” sound, and (D) for a “d”
sound in the space provided.
The bear jumped ( ) out of its cage and into the crowd. She must have realized ( )
that this was her best chance to escape. The bear’s trainer looked ( ) as though he were
about to faint from the terror of it all; it seemed ( ) like his worst nightmare come true.
He scrambled ( ) to his feet and started ( ) waving his hands and shouting to get the
bear’s attention. She stopped ( ) her wild rampage only for a moment at the sound of her
trainer’s pleas. She quickly turned ( ) back to the crowd and resumed ( ) knocking
people to the floor. The trainer suddenly had an idea. He reached ( ) into his pocket and
pulled ( ) from it a large chocolate covered ( ) treat – a known favorite of the bear. He
shouted ( ) the bears name once more and she turned ( ) to face him. She saw the treat
and ran in full gallop towards him. He threw the treat into the cage and the bear followed
( ). He locked ( ) the door behind her and fell to the floor in relief. Apparently, the bear
valued ( ) food more than freedom.
Challenge: Draw a box around the irregular verbs in the passa

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