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Pronunciation of -ed in Past Tense: Practice

Here are some common words to help you practice the -ed ending. Review the sound rules. Study the -ed ending.

the "T" sound the "ed" sound the "D" sound
c/k, f (gh or ph), j, (dge),
p, s, z, sh, ch
d, t b, g, m, n, r, w, v, y,
a, e, i, o, u

Now practice by deciding the pronunciation for these words.

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Words: achieved, affected, answered, appeared, argued, attacked, assigned, avoided, belonged, burned, charged, checked, cleaned, cleared, climbed, collected

1. Which words have "ed" that sounds like "T?"

2. Which words have "ed" that sounds like "ed?"

3. Which words have "ed" that sounds like "D?"

Words: damaged, danced, discussed, divided, dropped, encouraged, ended, enjoyed, expressed, extended, folded, handled, intended, invited, jumped, linked

4. Which words have "ed" that sounds like "T?"

5. Which words have "ed" that sounds like "ed?"

6. Which words have "ed" that sounds like "D?"


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1. attacked, charged, checked

2. affected, avoided, collected

3. achieved, answered, appeared, argued, assigned, belonged, burned, cleaned, cleared, climbed

4. damaged, danced, discussed, dropped, encouraged, expressed, jumped, linked

5. divided, ended, extended, folded, intended, invited

6. enjoyed, handled

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