Unit 3.1

Suffix: -ed

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Introduction

The –ed suffix is used to form past tenses.

Form

Uppercase Lowercase Phonology
-ED -ed /d/

/t/

/id/

Example

T sound:

    1. brushed;
    2. laughed;
    3. talked.

D sound:

    1. loved;
    2. registered;
    3. warned.

ID sound:

    1. Needed
    2. Wanted

Use

The suffix of past simple -ed is pronounced as /t/ when the infinitive form ends in a voiceless consonant sound

  • Voiceless consonant sounds are: /p/, /k/, /f/, /s/, /ʃ/, /tʃ/, /ð/

The suffix -ed is pronounced as /d/ when the infinitive form ends in a voiced consonant sound

  • Voiced consonant sounds are: /b/, /g/, /l/, /m/, /n/, /z/, /j/, /v/, /ng/, /θ/

The suffix -ed is pronounced as /id/ when the infinitive form ends in t or d.

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