The Pronunciation of Regular Verbs in the Past

The Pronunciation of Regular Verbs in the Past Exercise at Auto-English

1 Place the verbs in the box into the correct columns below. There are ten answers for each column.

 

allowed
asked
cracked
cried
damaged
decided
encouraged
ended
flooded
guessed
included
jailed
killed
landed
loved
missed

 

mixed
pasted
relaxed
repeated
shaved
slipped
stopped
tasted

 

visited
wasted
washed
watched
welcomed
yawned

 

1 - / d /
2 - / t /
3 - / id /
1 ______________
2 ______________
3 ______________
4 ______________
5 ______________
6 ______________
7 ______________
8 ______________
9 ______________
10 ______________
1 ______________
2 ______________
3 ______________
4 ______________
5 ______________
6 ______________
7 ______________
8 ______________
9 ______________
10 ______________
1 ______________
2 ______________
3 ______________
4 ______________
5 ______________
6 ______________
7 ______________
8 ______________
9 ______________
10 ______________
 
2 Complete the rules for the pronunciation of regular verbs in the past.
i. When the regular verb ends in a vowel sound or voiced consonant sound (B, G, L,  M, N, V, Y and Z), the -ed ending is pronounced /_____ /.
ii. When the regular verb ends in an unvoiced consonant sound (K, F,P, -SH, -TCH or X), the -ed ending is pronounced /_____ /.
iii.  The -ed ending is pronounced /id/ when the verb ends in the consonant sounds _____ and _____ .

 

 

 

 

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