How to pronounce – ed endings in English?

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Question 1 of 10

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The past simple tense and the past particle of all regular verbs end in -ed.

Example :
  • Base verb – Wash
  • Past simple – Washed
  • Past participle – Washed

There are three ways of pronouncing the ed:-

1) /id/ – If the last sound to the word is /d/ or /t/ then the -ed will sound like /id/

  • Started
  • Ended
  • Admitted
  • Suggested
  • Decided

2) /t/ –  If the last sound of the word is unvoiced like /p/ , /f/, /s/, /ch/, /sh/ and /k/ then the -ed sound is /t/.

  • Stopped
  • laughed
  • kissed
  • watched
  • washed
  • liked

3) /d/ – For all the words that end with – ed and are voiced then the -ed is pronounced as /d/.

  • Allowed
  • Enjoyed
  • Cleaned
  • Cried
  • Imagined
Hope you enjoy the lesson and keep practicing to get the right pronunciation


  • The last sound of “English” is unvoiced. It’s same as “wash”, so the -ed of “Englished” is /t/.

  • Hi Nice vedio,

    can you explain how to identify the silent letter in words

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