Confused with the three different sounds of past tense endings? Watch and listen here to find out more.
Hello, welcome to Malvern House in Brighton and welcome to your one minute lesson. Today, we are looking at the pronunciation of past tense endings of regular verbs.
Repeat the following sentences: “I walked to school yesterday”, “I waited for you after school yesterday”, “I stayed late at school yesterday”. Did you hear the different sounds?
Walked has a /t/ sound, waited has an /id/ sound, stayed has the /d/ sounds.
Rules: When words end with the following sounds, you add the /t/ sound, wash=washed(t), when words end with the /t/ or /d/ sound you then add the /id/ sound, wait=waited(id). Words that end with other sounds, you add a /d/, phone=phoned.
Are there exceptions to the rules? Of course there are but our minute is up so that’s for another day.
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