Pronunciation

Target Pronunciation: How To Pronounce -ED Words in English

Alternate Endings The pronunciation of words ending in -ed in English can be really confusing. For every -ed word, there are three alternative ending sounds to choose from: Add an extra syllable /-ed/ Make a stopped sound /t/ Make a stopped sound /d/ Alternate endings might be great for TV series, but alternate pronunciation in… Continue reading Target Pronunciation: How To Pronounce -ED Words in English

Pronunciation

Happy -ED Endings: A Story About Pizza, Pets, and -ED Pronunciation

Every seasoned ESL teacher knows the good old -ED pronunciation rules. When a word ends in |t| or |d|, an extra syllable is added and pronounced as |id|. When a word doesn't end in |t| or |d|, the pronounced ending is truncated to a stopped |t| or |d| and no extra syllable is added. If… Continue reading Happy -ED Endings: A Story About Pizza, Pets, and -ED Pronunciation