Friday, June 8, 2007

What’s the Pronunciation Rule for “Walked”?

This question comes up a lot on internet searches. For native English speakers, it’s a pretty simple word. But the trick for ESL learners is that there are three possible endings for past tense verbs: /t/, /d/ or /id/. So which ending is right for this –ed ending word?

The short answer is “walked” is pronounced “walk/t/.”

Check out my English Past Tense Pronunciation page for the pronunciation rule for “walked” and other past tense words (or past participles).


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