How to Pronounce Past Tense Verbs

A lot of English learners have a problem with pronouncing past tense verbs. Here are a few tips:

If the verb ends in a ‘D’ or a ‘T’, we add an extra syllable and say ‘id’, such as want-id, or need-id.

If the verb ends in a voiced consonant, such as m, b, d, v, we add the sound ‘d’, but no extra syllable. Rain’d’, believe’d’.

If the verb ends in a voiceless consonant, such as Ch, F, K, P, S, Sh, T, and Th, we add a ‘t’ sound. Shop’t’, cook’t’.

The next English blog will have some English Speaking practice, so you can shadow the video and practice your past-tense pronunciation. Good luck!

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