How to pronounce the ed ending
The past simple tense and past participle of all regular verbs end in -ed.
In addition, many adjectives are made from the past participle and so end in -ed.
The question is: How to pronounce the ed ending?
The answer is: In 3 ways – /Id/ or / t/ or / d/
* Note that it is the sound that is important, not the letter or spelling. For example, “fax” ends in the letter “x” but the sound /s/; “like” ends in the letter “e” but the sound /k/.
The following -ed words used as adjectives are pronounced with /Id/:
So we say:
But when used as real verbs (past simple and past participle), the normal rules apply and we say:
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