Autumn
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Pronouncing the "ed" in English

So my beginner students are having a lot of issues when to pronounce the "ed" and when not to say the "ed" with English words. 

 

Here is the secret and easy explanation I found from this link: 

http://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/how-to-pronounce-ed.html

 

I will explain it very briefly for you. 

 

You SAY the "ed" when the verb has a t or d sound before the "ed" is said, giving it more than one syllable. Some examples are below: 

 

Treated (Treat-ed)

Meeted (Meet-ed) 

Hated (Hat-ed) 

Wanted (Want-ed) 

Decided (De-ci-ded) 

 

 

You DO NOT say the "ed" when the very does not sound like t or d before the "ed", giving it only one syllable. Some examples are below: 

 

Laughed 

Coughed 

Talked 

Asked 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jun 13, 2014 5:54 PM
Comments · 4

To meet

Present: meet

 

Past: met

 

Past participle: have met

 

Meeted is incorrect.

June 13, 2014

even native speakers make mistakes..I guess that just makes us human! 

 

June 13, 2014

Meeted?  or do you mean meted?  Mete/meted works - as in 'meted out'

 

There is also a set of verbs doubling the 'd' or 't'
    bed/bedded wed/wedded net/netted rat/ratted ...

hmmm seems I can only think up 3-letter monosyllabic examples - ah here's one:

    profit profitted profited <em>(whoops, see my note about final stress!)</em>

    submit, submitted

You're perhaps American and are a law unto yourself? 

No, Canadian, well a camp-follower in that case (haha joking)

Where was I reading that the final letter doubles if the stress is on the last syllable?

July 19, 2014

ahhh yes of course Miranda! 

 

I was not thinking when I put that! 

 

Thank you for the correction! :) 

June 13, 2014