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    What's the correct way to pronounce the "ed" at the end of the past simple of a verb?

    Hello everyone.
    I know that the past simple tense of a verb (with the exception of irregular verbs) is formed adding "ed" at the end of the verb. For example: add-ed , drop-ed etc.

    My doubt is about pronunciation,that is, how do I prounce the "ed" according to the last consonant of the verb?
    Example: I prounce "addEd" (INCLUDING the capital letter) but I don't prounce the capital letter in "dropED" (like pronuncing: "drop",the PAUSE ,and then "d").
    So I wonder,is there any rule?

    Thank you in advance
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    Re: What's the correct way to pronounce the "ed" at the end of the past simple of a v

    Welcome to the forum,drageng.

    Pronunciation:
    The final –(e)d of this form is pronounced: /t/ after unvoiced consonants except /t/: /kɪkt, stɒpt, kɒft/(kicked, stopped, coughed)

    /d/ after voiced consonants except /d/, vowels and diphthongs: /hʌgd, lɪvd, friːd, pleɪd/ (hugged, lived, freed, played)

    /ɪd/ (or /əd/) after /t, d/: /wɒntɪd, wɒntǝd; niːdɪd, niːdǝd/ (wanted, needed)

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    Re: What's the correct way to pronounce the "ed" at the end of the past simple of a v

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Welcome to the forum,drageng.

    Pronunciation:
    The final (e)d of this form is pronounced: /t/ after unvoiced consonants except /t/: /kɪkt, stɒpt, kɒft/(kicked, stopped, coughed)

    /d/ after voiced consonants except /d/, vowels and diphthongs: /hʌgd, lɪvd, friːd, pleɪd/ (hugged, lived, freed, played)

    /ɪd/ (or /əd/) after /t, d/: /wɒntɪd, wɒntǝd; niːdɪd, niːdǝd/ (wanted, needed)
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