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The ED endings on some words, especially verbs, can be difficult to pronounce. Let’s start with verbs that end with a VOICELESS sound.

But what is a voiceless sound?

It’s the sound you make that just “uses” air, you don’t use your “voice” to make the noise. 

Try putting your hand in front of your mouth and saying the sound. If you can feel air, then it’s a voiceless sound. 

If you put your hand on your throat and repeat the sound and you DON’T feel a vibration, then that’s a voiceless sound, too.

Now, when we add the ED to the end of these words, we pronounce the ED like a “T” and there is no extra syllable added.

Here are some examples, listen, repeat and record your voice to see if you are saying them correctly.

/P/

Words that end in a /P/ sound, like “trip” and “drop”, when we add the ED to the end of the word we pronounce it like a T.

For example: Dropped – sounds like DropT.

Listen to the words, then record yourself saving them.

Dropped. Escaped. Hoped. Jumped. Slipped. Stopped. Shopped. Typed.

/K/

Words that end in a /K/ sound, like “cook” and “pick”, when we add the ED to the end of the word we also pronounce it like a T.

For example: Cooked – sounds like CookT.

Listen to the words, then record yourself saving them.

Asked. Baked. Cooked. Cracked. Hiked, Joked, Knocked, Locked. Looked. Packed. Picked. Smoked. Talked. Walked. Worked.

/S/

Words that end in an /S/ sound, like “miss” and “pass”, when we add the ED to the end of the word we pronounce it like a T.

For example: Missed – sounds like MissT.

Listen to the words, then record yourself saving them.

Dressed. Guessed. Kissed. Missed. Passed. Pressed.

/CH/

Words that end in a /CH/ sound, like “watch” and “search”, when we add the ED to the end of the word we pronounce it like a T.

For example: Watched – sounds like WatchT.

Listen to the words, then record yourself saving them.

Searched. Watched. Matched. Breached. Attached.

/SH/

Words that end in a /SH/ sound, like “finish” and “push”, when we add the ED to the end of the word we pronounce it like a T.

For example: Finished – sounds like FinishT.

Listen to the words, then record yourself saving them.

Crashed. Brushed. Finished. Pushed.

/F/

Words that end in a /F/ sound, like “surf” and “brief”, when we add the ED to the end of the word we pronounce it like a T.

For example: Surfed – sounds like SurfT.

Listen to the words, then record yourself saving them.

Briefed. Handcuffed. Sniffed. Surfed.

/X/

Words that end in a /X/ sound, like “relax” and “fix”, when we add the ED to the end of the word we pronounce it like a T.

For example: Relaxed – sounds like RelaxT.

Listen to the words, then record yourself saving them.

Mixed. Relaxed. Fixed.

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