Unitat 35

Past simple endings: /d/, /t/, /id/

Contingut exercicis

You already know that the regular verbs make their past simple form (and the past participle) by adding -ed at the end.

There are three different ways of pronouncing this ending. The pronunciation depends on the sound at the end of the infinitive of the main verb and whether it is voiced or not:

  1. When the last sound before -ed is voiced (which means you will feel your vocal cords vibrate), the -ed sound is /d/.
  2. When the last sound before -ed is voiceless (which means you won’t feel your vocal cords vibrate), the -ed sound is /t/.
  3. When the last sound before -ed is /t/ or /d/, the -ed sound is /id/.

/d/
Infinitives that end in a voiced sound

/t/
infinitives that end in an unvoiced sound
/id/
infinitives that end in the sounds
/t/ or /d/
lived
enjoyed
shopped
crunched

needed
hated

 

 

Exercici 1

Respon a les següents preguntes per avaluar el que has après.

Exercici 2

Respon a les següents preguntes per avaluar el que has après.

Exercici 3

Respon a les següents preguntes per avaluar el que has après.