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    rule for past tense ending sound : d or t ?

    Is there a rule for the ending sound will be a "d" or a "t" in past tenses ?

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    Re: rule for past tense ending sound : d or t ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ph2004 View Post
    Is there a rule for the ending sound will be a "d" or a "t" in past tenses ?
    YES, there are rules:

    when the last sound of the base verb is k, f,s,p, sh, ch, ck

    as in watch, laugh, kiss, pick, ask, check, book, - you pronounce ed as/ t/

    when the final sound is m, n, d, z, g, l, r, v, b, w

    as in smile, show, change, etc. we pronounce ed as /d/

    when the last sound is d or t as in land, wait, want we add a syllable and pronounce ed as /Id/

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    Re: rule for past tense ending sound : d or t ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ph2004 View Post
    Is there a rule for the ending sound will be a "d" or a "t" in past tenses ?
    Yes, there are rules.
    Go to the following link and know all the rules with sounds.
    Pronunciation of ed ending

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    Re: rule for past tense ending sound : d or t ?

    Quote Originally Posted by magdalena View Post
    YES, there are rules:

    when the last sound of the base verb is k, f,s,p, sh, ch, ck
    You've left 'gh', 'x', 'ce', 'th' I suppose.

    as in watch, laugh, kiss, pick, ask, check, book, - you pronounce ed as/ t/

    when the final sound is m, n, d, z, g, l, r, v, b, w

    as in smile, show, change, etc. we pronounce ed as /d/

    when the last sound is d or t as in land, wait, want we add a syllable and pronounce ed as /Id/

    :)

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