Look darling it’s not you it’s your… it’s your pronunciation! Be honest with me! Have you ever said ‘cook-ed, ask-ed, play-ed or want-ed’? Well if you have, you..you need me. Lucy from English with Lucy My very innovative and creatively named English language Youtube channel I’m gonna help you with your -ed pronunciation because it is a difficult concept to grasp but I’m sure, if you work hard You’ll be speaking like a native in no time!

Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

  1. REPRESENT YOUR LANGUAGE and contribute subtitle translations here: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?v=76JhzPSfDX8&ref=share

  2. When you're speaking quickly, the -ed sounds? Because when i listen to english speakers i don't hear the -ed sound sometimes…

  3. This video is so useful! I just made a video about understanding and speaking like an American English native!
    Check it out!

  4. English isn't my first language but pronunciation of (-ed) is somehow natural to me. I don't know how but something clicks in my head and I can't make a mistake when pronouncing the (-ed) affix.

  5. How is the pronunciation of the words that end up with "d" , "e" ???? Examples : pursue-d, guard-ed.
    Anybody knows? Help me,please!

  6. Omg! I'd been looking for a good English class about these pronunciations and finally I've found it. Thank you Miss Lucy

  7. Very helpful. My ten year old daughter in theifth grade keeps confusing the -ed ending and your video is very helpful.

  8. Don't miss you f-ED toilet with my mouth. I was a dissertant in logic and grammar, so I like this kind of lectures. Живот (мой) на живот (твой) и всё заживёт.

  9. Lucy Dear. Ciao. !
    I love your British Pronunciation by heart ! Your
    ACCENT as well as the Intonation of English is quite Vivid & Superb ! Kudos from India !

  10. Lucy, I was pulled into your beautiful British English by this video a year ago (or so) by the "break up" introduction XD. Please implement now and then more storytelling like this in your new videos. Love your channel!!

  11. You are actually making me improve a lot, at least on the knowledge, the pronunciation needs time xD

  12. I speak spanish. I spit on my desk every time I try to pronounce each pronunciation LoL.

  13. Here are what I always tell my Spanish, Italian and French learners (I assure them that the rules are not arbitrary and that there's rhyme and reason for everything):
    1. The default pronunciation of regular verbs in the past tense and their past participle forms has the E before the final D silent. Emphasis on "silent."
    2. There are only two exceptions to rule number one: the words that end with the sounds /t/ and /d/ (e.g. "to want", "to need"). The reason why they are exempted is that if we do not pronuce the E before the final D, the past forms will sound present.
    3. The choice between /t/ and /d/ (in reference to rule number one) boils down to which one sounds more natural and easier with the verb in question. Take the verb "helped", for instance; which one sounds more natural or easier to pronounce, /helpd/ or /helpt/? For "bribed", is it /brai:bd/ or /brai:bt/? Most of the time, the learners choose the right answer. It is then that they also begin to understand that the reason why /helpt/ sounds more natural for "helped" is that both /t/ and /p/ are voiceless sounds. Likewise, /b/ and /d/, the final two sounds of "bribed", are both voiced. However, it is also common for infinitives that end with /z/ (a voiced sound) to have their past forms pronounced as /t/. Some examples are "used", "caused" and "pleased."

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