CEPA GERNIKA-LUMO HHI

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-ED endings

The past simple tenses of regular verbs in English end in “-ed”, but this ending may be pronounced in one of the following ways, according to the final sound of the verb infinitive:

1) t     2) id     3) d

1) “ed” endings are pronounced “t” if the end of the word sounds like:

K, S, Ch, Sh, F, P, Th

2) “ed” endings are pronounced “id” if the end of the word sounds like:

T or D

3) “ed” endings are pronounced “d” for all other ending sounds:

A, B, E, G, H, I , J, L, M, N, O, Q, R, U, V, W, X, Y, Z

You can practise this topic by clicking on the following links:

http://www.englishclub.com/pronunciation/-ed.htm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/radio/specials/1413_gramchallenge26/
http://www.shertonenglish.com/resources/es/pronunciation/pronunciation-ed.php
http://www.elementalenglish.com/past-tense-verb-pronunciation-t-d-id/
http://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/how-to-pronounce-ed.html
http://www.englishforeveryone.org/Topics/Pronouncing-ED-Endings.htm

 

“To remind” or “to remember”

To remind and to remember are confusing verbs.

GENERAL USE
Remember means to ‘have the memory of something’, ‘not forget something’.
e.g: The last thing he remembers was ordering another drink.
Remind means ‘make somebody remember’.
e.g: This place reminds me of home.

There are some exercises below to practice the use of these two verbs:

http://perso.wanadoo.es/autoenglish/gr.remind.i.htm
http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/375.html