Pronunciation of ED | Past Tense Pronunciation for Regular Verbs

Learn useful rules of Pronunciation of ED ending in English with list and examples.

The final -ed ending has three different pronunciations: /t/, /d/, and /id/.

Pronunciation of ED | The /t/ Sound

Final -ed is pronounced /t/ after all voiceless sounds.

Voiceless sounds are made by pushing air through your mouth; no sound comes from your throat.

Voiceless consonant sounds: p, f, k, s, sh, ch, th

Examples:

  • Announce → Announced
  • Cook → Cooked
  • Walk → Walked
  • Talk → Talked
  • Finish → Finished
  • Type → Typed
  • Dance → Danced
  • Watch → Watched
  • Look → Looked
  • Miss → Missed
  • Rush → Rushed
  • Hope → Hoped
  • Wish → Wished
  • Dress → Dressed
  • Practice → Practiced
  • Cough → Coughed
  • Help → Helped
  • Develop → Developed
  • Knock → Knocked
  • Snatch → Snatched
  • Step → Stepped
  • Punish → Punished
  • Hush (up) → Hushed (up)
  • Mix (up) → Mixed (up)
  • Wrap → Wrapped
  • Stalk → Stalked
  • Fish → Fished
  • Slap → Slapped
  • Force → Forced
  • Discuss → Discussed
  • Hitchhike → Hitchhiked
  • Laugh → Laughed
  • Brush → Brushed
  • Crash → Crashed
  • Work → Worked
  • Like → Liked
  • Attack → Attacked
  • Lock → Locked
  • Stop → Stopped
  • Ask → Asked
  • Wash → Washed
  • Brake → Braked
  • Escape → Escaped
  • Kiss → Kissed
  • Trip → Tripped
  • Jump → Jumped
  • Promise → Promised
  • Slip → Slipped
  • Touch → Touched
  • Fix → Fixed
  • Piss (off) → Pissed (off)
  • Pip → Ripped
  • Check → Checked
  • Pluck → Plucked
  • Coax → Coaxed
  • Rehearse → Rehearsed
  • Curse → Cursed
  • Jinx → Jinxed
  • Banish → Banished
  • Dunk → Dunked
  • Push → Pushed
  • Fake → Faked
  • Flush → Flushed
  • Back (up) → Backed (up)
  • Place → Placed
  • Reduce → Reduced

Pronunciation of ED | The /d/ Sound

Final -ed is pronounced /d/ after voiced sounds.

The /d/ is blended together with the previous consonant and not pronounced as an extra syllable.

Voiced sounds come from your throat. Touch your neck when you make a voiced sound, you can feel your voice box vibrate.

Voiced consonant sounds: b, v, g, z, j, th, l, m, n, r

All vowel sounds are voiced.

Examples:

  • Live → Lived
  • Climb → Climbed
  • Phone → Phoned
  • Wave → Waved
  • Arrive → Arrived
  • Clear → Cleared
  • Study → Studied
  • Open → Opened
  • Enjoy → Enjoyed
  • Copy → Copied
  • Mail → Mailed
  • Call → Called
  • Borrow → Borrowed
  • Hurry → Hurried
  • Sign → Signed
  • Play → Played
  • Carry → Carried
  • Move → Moved
  • Pull → Pulled
  • Wonder → Wondered
  • Kill → Killed
  • Marry → Married
  • Believe → Believed
  • Beg → Begged
  • Prefer → Preferred
  • Tease → Teased
  • Close → Closed
  • Accuse → Accused
  • Stroll → Strolled
  • Shrug → Shrugged
  • Praise → Praised
  • Follow → Followed
  • Bog down → Bogged down
  • Encourage → Encouraged
  • Listen → Listened
  • Tour → Toured
  • Consider → Considered
  • Travel → Traveled
  • Stay → Stayed
  • Rescue → Rescued
  • Happen → Happened
  • Destroy → Destroyed
  • Refuse → Refused
  • Die → Died
  • Belittle → Belittled
  • Question → Questioned
  • Discover → Discovered
  • Argue → Argued
  • Try → Tried
  • Cry → Cried
  • Lie → Lied
  • Use → Used
  • Clean → Cleaned
  • Love → Loved
  • Design → Designed
  • Change → Changed
  • Join → Joined
  • Grab → Grabbed
  • Seem → Seemed
  • Explain → Explained
  • Rob → Robbed
  • Continue → Continued
  • Hire → Hired
  • Store → Stored
  • Heal → Healed
  • Foster → Fostered
  • Learn → Learned
  • Sue → Sued
  • Harm → Harmed

Pronunciation of ED | The /id/ Sound

Final -ed is pronounced /id/ after “T”, and “D” sounds. The sound /id/ adds a whole syllable to a word.

Examples:

  • Suggest → Suggested
  • Vote → Voted
  • Wait → Waited
  • Want → Wanted
  • Shout → Shouted
  • Hunt → Hunted
  • Adopt → Adopted
  • Emigrate → Emigrated
  • Start → Started
  • Visit → Visited
  • Investigate → Investigated
  • Attend → Attended
  • Affect → Affected
  • Chat → Chatted
  • Heat → Heated
  • Sort → Sorted
  • Regret → Regretted
  • Wast → Wasted
  • Interrupt → Interrupted
  • Mind → Minded
  • Sound → Sounded
  • Count → Counted
  • Demand → Demanded
  • Hesitate → Hesitated
  • Proceed → Proceeded
  • Succeed → Succeeded
  • Accept → Accepted
  • Paint → Painted
  • Contact → Contacted
  • Hate → Hated
  • Include → Included
  • Land → Landed
  • Need → Needed
  • Recommend → Recommended
  • End → Ended
  • Grade → Graded
  • Rate → Rated
  • Hesitate → Hesitated
  • Decide → Decided
  • Interest → Interested
  • Trade → Traded
  • Last → Lasted
  • Insist → Insisted
  • Avoid → Avoided
  • State → Stated
  • Taste → Tasted
  • Admit → Admitted
  • Invent → Invented
  • Create → Created
  • Compete → Competed
  • Intend → Intended
  • Concoct → Concocted
  • Request → Requested
  • Disregard → Disregarded
  • Assist → Assisted
  • Ground → Grounded
  • Lift → Lifted
  • Overreact → Overreacted
  • Bound → Bounded
  • Pretend → Pretended
  • Twist → Twisted
  • Cheat → Cheated
  • Outsmart → Outsmarted
  • Disappoint → Disappointed
  • Scold → Scolded
  • Mistreat → Mistreated
  • Attempt → Attempted
  • Coexist → Coexisted

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