Past Simple Pronunciation - Regular Verbs

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Past Simple Pronunciation - Regular Verbs - Quiz

This quiz will test your pronunciation of the past simple regular verbs. Say each word out loud and mark the correct pronunciation. For notes on this topic go to Past Simple Pronunciation Reference.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Say the word out loud and then mark the correct pronunciation,"Wanted"

    • A.

      /t/

    • B.

      /d/

    • C.

      /id/

    Correct Answer
    C. /id/
    Explanation
    The correct pronunciation of the word "Wanted" is /id/. This is because the word ends with the letter "d" which is pronounced as /d/ in isolation. However, when it is followed by the letter "t" in the word "Wanted", it creates a sound that is similar to /id/. This sound is called a flap or a tap, and it is commonly used in American English pronunciation. Therefore, the correct pronunciation of "Wanted" is /id/.

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  • 2. 

    Say the word out loud and then mark the correct pronunciation,"Worked"

    • A.

      /t/

    • B.

      /d/

    • C.

      /id/

    Correct Answer
    A. /t/
    Explanation
    The correct pronunciation of the word "Worked" is /t/.

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  • 3. 

    Say the word out loud and then mark the correct pronunciation,"Hoped"

    • A.

      /t/

    • B.

      /d/

    • C.

      /id/

    Correct Answer
    A. /t/
    Explanation
    The correct pronunciation of the word "Hoped" is /t/. This is because the final sound in the word is a voiceless alveolar stop, which is represented by the /t/ symbol.

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  • 4. 

    Say the word out loud and then mark the correct pronunciation,"Tested"

    • A.

      /t/

    • B.

      /d/

    • C.

      /id/

    Correct Answer
    C. /id/
    Explanation
    The correct pronunciation of the word "Tested" is /id/. This is because the final sound in the word is a "d" sound, and when a word ends with a "t" or "d" sound, the "ed" ending is pronounced as /id/. In this case, the "ed" ending follows a "t" sound, so it is pronounced as /id/.

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  • 5. 

    Say the word out loud and then mark the correct pronunciation,"Designed"

    • A.

      /t/

    • B.

      /d/

    • C.

      /id/

    Correct Answer
    B. /d/
    Explanation
    The correct pronunciation of the word "Designed" is /d/. This is because the "ed" ending in the word is pronounced as /d/ when the base verb ends in a voiced sound, as is the case with "design." The voiced sound of the base verb carries over to the pronunciation of the "ed" ending, resulting in the /d/ sound.

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  • 6. 

    Say the word out loud and then mark the correct pronunciation,"Phoned"

    • A.

      /t/

    • B.

      /d/

    • C.

      /id/

    Correct Answer
    B. /d/
    Explanation
    The correct pronunciation of the word "Phoned" is /d/. This is because the "ed" at the end of the word is pronounced as /d/ when the base verb ends in a voiced sound, such as "phone". The voiced sound /d/ is made by vibrating the vocal cords, while the other options /t/ and /id/ are for words that end in voiceless sounds. Therefore, the correct pronunciation for "Phoned" is /d/.

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  • 7. 

    Say the word out loud and then mark the correct pronunciation,"Asked"

    • A.

      /t/

    • B.

      /d/

    • C.

      /id/

    Correct Answer
    A. /t/
    Explanation
    The word "asked" is pronounced with the /t/ sound.

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  • 8. 

    Say the word out loud and then mark the correct pronunciation,"Dressed"

    • A.

      /t/

    • B.

      /d/

    • C.

      /id/

    Correct Answer
    A. /t/
    Explanation
    The correct pronunciation of the word "Dressed" is /t/. This is because the final sound in the word is a voiceless alveolar stop, which is represented by the symbol /t/. The other two options, /d/ and /id/, do not accurately represent the final sound in the word.

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  • 9. 

    Say the word out loud and then mark the correct pronunciation,"Earned"

    • A.

      /t/

    • B.

      /d/

    • C.

      /id/

    Correct Answer
    B. /d/
    Explanation
    The correct pronunciation of the word "Earned" is /d/. This is because the "ed" ending in the word is pronounced as /d/ when the verb ends in a voiced sound, as in the case of "earn". In this case, the final sound of "earn" is a voiced "n" sound, so the "ed" ending is pronounced as /d/.

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  • 10. 

    Say the word out loud and then mark the correct pronunciation,"Mended"

    • A.

      /t/

    • B.

      /d/

    • C.

      /id/

    Correct Answer
    C. /id/
    Explanation
    The correct pronunciation of the word "Mended" is /id/. This is because the word ends with a "d" sound, and when a word ends with a voiced sound (like /d/), the pronunciation of the "-ed" ending is /id/. In this case, the "e" in "Mended" is silent, so the pronunciation is /mend-id/.

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