Pronunciation Lesson: Ed Ending

RULE # 1

If a word ends in an unvoiced consonant, when adding ‘-ed’, just add an Unvoiced ‘T’

  • Suddenly, she jumped to her feet.
  • She walked slowly back to the kitchen.
  • He barely talked to me.

RULE # 2

If a word ends in a voiced consonant, add a Voiced ‘D’

  • He rubbed his face with his sleeve.
  • They cleaned the room
  • He poured a cup of coffee
  • Tears flooded her eyes and spilled down her cheeks.

RULE # 3

If a word ends in a ‘T’ or a ‘D’ sound, we add Voiced ‘ED’

  • He left the basement and entered the heated first floor.
  • She placed the letter inside and lifted the flag.
  • She handed me a pad and pencil.

Practice for Ed Ending

  • They split before the demon battle, and Rhyn rounded up all the brothers.
  • She snatched a wooden cutting board as the maid rounded a counter with the knife raised.
  • Dorothy was too dazed to say much, but she watched one of Jim’s big ears turn to violet and the other to rose and wondered that his tail should be yellow and his body striped with blue and orange like the stripes of a zebra.
  • During the hour Pierre watched them they all came flowing from the different streets with one and the same desire to get on quickly; they all jostled one another, began to grow angry and to fight, white teeth gleamed, brows frowned, ever the same words of abuse flew from side to side, and all the faces bore the same swaggeringly resolute and coldly cruel expression that had struck Pierre that morning on the corporal’s face when the drums were beating.

 

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