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    Pronunciation of regular verbs in past tense

    I have problems to understand how pronounce regular verbs in past tense. I need to know what are rules to pronounce t, d or ed

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    Re: Pronunciation of regular verbs in past tense

    Here's the stuff taken from my Longman Pronunciation Dictionary.
    -ed, -d /t, d, ɪd əd/ - This unstressed ending has three regular pronunciations:
    1. After t or d it is pronounced ɪd or, less commonly in British English but regularly in American English, əd, as hated ˈheɪt ɪd AmE ˈheɪt̬ əd, needed ˈniːd ɪd AmE -əd.
    (In singing, exceptionally, a strong-vowelled variant ed is usual, as ˈniːd ed.)
    2. After the other VOICED consonants or a vowel sound, it is pronounced d, as called kɔːld, seemed siːmd, vowed vaʊd, tied taɪd, feared fɪəd AmE ərd.
    3. After the other VOICELESS consonants ( p, k, tʃ, f, θ, s, ʃ), it is pronounced t, as gripped ɡrɪpt, patched pætʃt, knifed naɪft.
    Certain adjectives have ɪd, əd against these rules, as wicked ˈwɪk ɪd, -əd. The same applies also to most words in -edly, -edness as markedly ˈmɑːk ɪd li, -əd- AmE ˈmɑːrk əd li. This 'syllabic' pronunciation of the ending formerly applied to all -ed formations, and is still heard when people recite older literature, where it may be required for scansion purposes: thus (only in imitated old pronunciation) seemed ˈsiːm ɪd.
    I hope it helps.
    Please notify me of any mistakes in my posts. It is much appreciated.

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