How Do You Pronounce The "Ed" Ending For The Following Verbs?

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How Do You Pronounce The "Ed" Ending For The Following Verbs? - Quiz

Check your knowledge of the pronunciation rules for the "ed" ending in regular verbs in English.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How is the "ed" ending of the past tense of the verb "kiss" pronounced?

    • A.

      /id/

    • B.

      /t/

    • C.

      /d/

    • D.

      There is no "ed" ending. It's irregular!

    Correct Answer
    B. /t/
    Explanation
    The "ed" ending of the past tense of the verb "kiss" is pronounced as /t/. This is because when a verb ends with a voiceless sound (such as /s/), the "ed" ending is pronounced as /t/.

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  • 2. 

    How is the "ed" ending of the past tense of the verb "sneeze" pronounced?

    • A.

      /id/

    • B.

      /t/

    • C.

      /d/

    • D.

      There is no "ed" ending. It's irregular!

    Correct Answer
    C. /d/
    Explanation
    The correct answer is /d/. In the past tense of the verb "sneeze," the "ed" ending is pronounced as /d/. This is because "sneeze" follows the regular pattern of adding the sound /d/ to the base form of the verb to indicate past tense.

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  • 3. 

    How is the "ed" ending of the past tense of the verb "wash" pronounced?

    • A.

      /id/

    • B.

      /t/

    • C.

      /d/

    • D.

      There is no "ed" ending. It's irregular!

    Correct Answer
    B. /t/
    Explanation
    The "ed" ending of the past tense of the verb "wash" is pronounced as /t/. This is because "wash" is a regular verb and follows the pronunciation rule for regular verbs ending in "sh" or "ch" sounds. In these cases, the "ed" ending is pronounced as /t/.

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  • 4. 

    How is the "ed" ending of the past tense of the verb "need" pronounced?

    • A.

      /id/

    • B.

      /t/

    • C.

      /d/

    • D.

      There is no "ed" ending. It's irregular!

    Correct Answer
    A. /id/
    Explanation
    The "ed" ending of the past tense of the verb "need" is pronounced as /id/. This is because the base form of the verb ends with a /d/ or /t/ sound, so the past tense ending is pronounced as /id/. This pronunciation rule applies to regular verbs that end in a voiced or voiceless consonant sound.

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  • 5. 

    How is the "ed" ending of the past tense of the verb "understand" pronounced?

    • A.

      /id/

    • B.

      /t/

    • C.

      /d/

    • D.

      There is no "ed" ending. It's irregular!

    Correct Answer
    D. There is no "ed" ending. It's irregular!
    Explanation
    The "ed" ending of the past tense of the verb "understand" is not pronounced as /id/, /t/, or /d/. It is irregular and does not follow the typical pronunciation rules for regular past tense verbs.

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  • 6. 

    How is the "ed" ending of the past tense of the verb "celebrate" pronounced?

    • A.

      /id/

    • B.

      /t/

    • C.

      /d/

    • D.

      There is no "ed" ending. It's irregular!

    Correct Answer
    A. /id/
    Explanation
    The "ed" ending of the past tense of the verb "celebrate" is pronounced as /id/. This pronunciation is used when the base form of the verb ends in a "t" or "d" sound. In this case, the base form of the verb "celebrate" ends in a "t" sound, so the "ed" ending is pronounced as /id/.

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  • 7. 

    How is the "ed" ending of the past tense of the verb "erase" pronounced?

    • A.

      /id/

    • B.

      /t/

    • C.

      /d/

    • D.

      There is no "ed" ending. It's irregular!

    Correct Answer
    B. /t/
    Explanation
    The "ed" ending of the past tense of the verb "erase" is pronounced as /t/. This is because when a verb ends in a voiceless sound, such as /s/, /k/, or /p/, the "ed" ending is pronounced as /t/. In the case of "erase", the final sound is /s/, so the past tense "erased" is pronounced with a /t/ sound.

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  • 8. 

    How is the "ed" ending of the past tense of the verb "clean" pronounced?

    • A.

      /id/

    • B.

      /t/

    • C.

      /d/

    • D.

      There is no "ed" ending. It's irregular!

    Correct Answer
    C. /d/
    Explanation
    The "ed" ending of the past tense of the verb "clean" is pronounced as /d/.

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  • 9. 

    How is the "ed" ending of the past tense of the verb "write" pronounced?

    • A.

      /id/

    • B.

      /t/

    • C.

      /d/

    • D.

      There is no "ed" ending. It's irregular!

    Correct Answer
    D. There is no "ed" ending. It's irregular!
    Explanation
    The answer states that the past tense of the verb "write" does not have an "ed" ending and is irregular. This means that instead of adding "ed" to the base form of the verb, the past tense form of "write" is formed by changing the vowel sound to "o" and adding the letter "t" at the end, resulting in "wrote".

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  • 10. 

    How is the "ed" ending of the past tense of the verb "study" pronounced?

    • A.

      /id/

    • B.

      /t/

    • C.

      /d/

    • D.

      There is no "ed" ending. It's irregular!

    Correct Answer
    C. /d/
    Explanation
    The "ed" ending of the past tense of the verb "study" is pronounced as /d/.

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