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Past tense of verbs
Posted by: Tonette (---.dsl.pltn13.pacbell.net)
Date: November 24, 2004 02:29PM

Is there a rule to correctly pronounce the past tense of a verb ? ie. "t" or "d" as in "passed" or "climbed"

Thank you very much

T


Re: Past tense of verbs
Posted by: lg (---.ca.charter.com)
Date: November 24, 2004 02:44PM

No, approved pronunciations are available however, by using a common dictionary, such as this one:

[www.m-w.com] />
you can get a good idea about how it should be pronounced. If you want to get really technical, this is how the pros do it:

[www.swadulted.com] />

Les



Post Edited (11-24-04 13:57)


Re: Past tense of verbs
Posted by: JohnnySansCulo (---.nycmny83.covad.net)
Date: November 24, 2004 02:44PM

While I have heard people use the"t" instead of the "d" , I always thought it was a regional pronunciation.

Anyone else?


Re: Past tense of verbs
Posted by: Tonette (---.dsl.pltn13.pacbell.net)
Date: November 24, 2004 02:48PM

Thank Les. But it doesn't pronounce the verb in the past tense !

T


Re: Past tense of verbs
Posted by: lg (---.ca.charter.com)
Date: November 24, 2004 02:57PM

Check out the second site I listed, Tonette.


Les


Re: Past tense of verbs
Posted by: JohnnySansCulo (---.nycmny83.covad.net)
Date: November 24, 2004 03:02PM

From the site:

Trucks do not stop for little cars.
Frozen bread does not rise.
Education did not help her marriage.
Credit cards will not solve your problems.

"Wonderful ! Wonderful"
Marshall Kannert


Re: Past tense of verbs
Posted by: Tonette (---.dsl.pltn13.pacbell.net)
Date: November 24, 2004 03:04PM

Great! Thank you so much Les.


Re: Past tense of verbs
Posted by: Just Jack (---.southg01.mi.comcast.net)
Date: November 24, 2004 03:07PM

Don't forget the Shakespearean variation (This IS a poetry site) using 'ed'.

We would say striped (T at the end)
He might say stripe-ed


Any more?


Jack


Re: Past tense of verbs
Posted by: JohnnySansCulo (---.nycmny83.covad.net)
Date: November 24, 2004 03:10PM

Why do birds sing?
Don't forests balance the environment?
When did the Ice Age end?
Didn't Lincoln eliminate slavery?
Won't we (ever) learn?
Where will the spaceship land?


Thank YOU Les

Manuel the Cat was Stripe-ed !


Re: Past tense of verbs
Posted by: A-Leenos (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date: November 24, 2004 03:11PM

Manuel is stripe-ed


Re: Past tense of verbs
Posted by: JohnnySansCulo (---.nycmny83.covad.net)
Date: November 24, 2004 03:20PM

he most certainly is!


Re: Past tense of verbs
Posted by: lg (---.ca.charter.com)
Date: November 24, 2004 03:29PM

I knew a few stripers, but they didn't look like Manuel. As a matter of fact, I'm sure their moves were automatic.


Les



Post Edited (11-24-04 14:50)


Re: Past tense of verbs
Posted by: JohnnySansCulo (---.nycmny83.covad.net)
Date: November 24, 2004 03:46PM

Oh the one cat

is so stripe-ed

and the other

cat is small

and the one called

Little White Cat

hasn't got

any stripes

at all

Go ask Manuel
if he's striped as hell
He's Manuel
He's Manuel
He's Manuel


Re: Past tense of verbs
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.phoenix-01rh15-16rt.az.dial-access.att.net)
Date: November 25, 2004 03:15PM

From:

[www.bbc.co.uk] />
"After /t/ and /d/ -ed is always pronounced /id/

After /p/, /k/, /f/, /s/, /sh/, /th/ and /ch/ -ed is always pronounced /t/ and after all other sounds, including vowels, it is always pronounced /d/. "

More:

[tinyurl.com]




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